bossy-boots

UK / US noun [singular] British informal
someone who is always telling other people what to do, in a way that annoys them

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  • bossy-boots — UK US noun [singular] british informal someone who is always telling other people what to do, in a way that annoys them Thesaurus: people who tell people what to dosynonym * * * /ˈbɑːsiˌbuːts/ noun, pl bossy boots [count] Brit informal : a person …   Useful english dictionary

  • bossy boots — /ˈbɒsi buts/ (say bosee boohts) noun Colloquial a very bossy person …   Australian English dictionary

  • (a) bossy boots — British & Australian, informal an impolite way of describing someone who always tells other people what to do. Karen s such a bossy boots ordering us around all the time …   New idioms dictionary

  • bossy — adjective 1 always telling other people what to do in a way that is annoying: I like his approach to things he can show people what to do without being bossy. 2 bossy boots BrE informal someone who you think tells other people what to do too… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bossy — boss|y [ˈbɔsi US ˈbo:si] adj comparative bossier superlative bossiest 1.) always telling other people what to do, in a way that is annoying ▪ her loud bossy sister 2.) bossy boots BrE informal someone who you think tells other people what to do… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bossy — adj. (bossier, bossiest) colloq. domineering; tending to boss. Phrases and idioms: bossy boots colloq. a domineering person. Derivatives: bossily adv. bossiness n …   Useful english dictionary

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