boss about

phrasal verb boss around or boss about [transitive]
Word forms "boss around":
present tense I/you/we/they boss around he/she/it bosses around present participle bossing around past tense bossed around past participle bossed around informal
boss someone around/about to keep telling other people what to do

He's used to bossing his little brother around.


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