lord it over

Domineer over, act arrogantly toward, as in After Mary was elected president, she tried to lord it over the other girls. [Late 1500s] Also see queen it.


Nearby words

  1. lord chancellor,
  2. lord chief justice,
  3. lord haw-haw,
  4. lord high chancellor,
  5. lord howe island,
  6. lord jim,
  7. lord justice of appeal,
  8. lord lieutenant,
  9. lord mayor,
  10. lord muck

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