She might haul him over the coals as much as she liked; but he wanted to stage-manage the position of the coals.
Not satisfied with this, he proceeded to stage-manage the place.
A triangular party, when two out of the three share certain poignant memories, is by no means the easiest thing to stage-manage.
Reginald called it a dispensation; it had been the dream of his life to stage-manage a choir outing.
Now, another thing: How'd you like to have me stage-manage this dbut of yours?
She began to stage-manage my productions without waiting for my suggestions.