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rerum auctor (as authority)an historian.Rate it:

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rule with an iron fistTo rule with absolute authority or to the detriment of the people. To rule tyrannically.Rate it:

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tattle taleThe person who calls someone out / tells a piece of sensitive information to an authority.Rate it:

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clout listA usually secret list containing the names of people who are to be given special access, benefits, or influence in a political or social situation, especially as a result of having personal, professional, or financial relationships with those in authority.Rate it:

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kangaroo courtA judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding, or a group which conducts such proceedings, which is without proper authority, abusive, or otherwise unjust.Rate it:

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a casa caiuSaid after a particularly undesirable, harmful change of events; often, though not always, said of a criminal or illicit activity discovered by the authority.Rate it:

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am I under arrestAsked to authority, to ascertain if one is being detained.Rate it:

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auctore aliquo uti ad aliquidto have as authority for a thing.Rate it:

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auctorem aliquem habere alicuius reito have as authority for a thing.Rate it:

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auctoritate valere or florereto possess great authority; to be an influential person.Rate it:

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aye aye, sirThe correct and seamanlike reply, onboard a Royal Navy (or U.S. Navy) ship, on receipt of an order from someone of senior rank or authority. It means "I understand the command and hasten to comply with the order."Rate it:

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bend the kneeto submit to another's authorityRate it:

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beyond one's pay gradeBeyond one's level of authority.Rate it:

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Call You on the CarpetTo scold a person before assigning an authorityRate it:

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Can't Fight City HallThe under authority person cannot do anything against an administrative system, there is no way to win the struggle against official procedureRate it:

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Clip Your WingsTo cut off luxuries and privileges or take away the power and authority enjoyed by someoneRate it:

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come beforeto be judged, decided or discussed by authority.Rate it:

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command performanceA task, activity, or other assignment which one undertakes in order to satisfy someone in authority, such as an employer.Rate it:

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ein Machtwort sprechento decide a matter; to exercise one's authorityRate it:

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fall in lineTo submit to the rules of a higher authority; obey; conform.Rate it:

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friends in high placesFriends who have authority or influence and who can ensure that one's interests will be protected or furthered.Rate it:

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imperium obtinereto maintain power, authority.Rate it:

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In the Catbird SeatTo have authority and superiority to others, to get advantage than othersRate it:

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In the Driver's SeatIn controlling position of something, to be in authority of somethingRate it:

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je le tiens de bonne sourceI have it on good authority.Rate it:

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je m’y connaisI understand all about it; I am an authority on it.Rate it:

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je ne le croirai qu’à bonnes enseignesI shall only believe it upon good authority.Rate it:

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jumped-upDescribes a person who thinks or acts as if he/she is superior in some way that the speaker disagrees with. For instance, pretending to be of a higher class or having greater authority than he/she has in reality.Rate it:

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jumped-upDescribes a person who thinks he is superior in some way that the speaker disagrees with. For instance, of a higher class, or has more authority than they have in reality.Rate it:

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king of the castleAn individual who assumes a position of greater importance, authority, or prominence than others.Rate it:

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Lead You by the NoseTo have a control over someone, to be in authorityRate it:

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licence to print moneyThe authority to print money, usually given to a central bank exclusively as the issuer of currency.Rate it:

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magna auctoritas est in aliquoto possess great authority; to be an influential person.Rate it:

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magna auctoritate esseto possess great authority; to be an influential person.Rate it:

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make the weatherTo be extraordinarily effective, especially when in a position of authority.Rate it:

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muckamuckA person in a position of power, authority, or status.Rate it:

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muckety muckA person in a position of power, authority, or status.Rate it:

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nous le savons de bonne partWe know it on good authority.Rate it:

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on highIn authority.Rate it:

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on one's watchDuring the period of time when one is in a position of authority or responsibility.Rate it:

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open-door policyA policy or usual practice, by a person in authority, of permitting subordinates or constituents to visit his or her office unannounced and at any reasonable time for the purpose of discussing matters of concern.Rate it:

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pass the buckTo transfer responsibility or blame from oneself onto another; to absolve oneself of concern for a given matter by claiming to lack authority or jurisdiction.Rate it:

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power behind the throneSomeone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.Rate it:

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pull rankTo assert one's authority over a subordinate who disagrees.Rate it:

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revolving door syndromeA situation in which an individual changes employers, perhaps more than once, switching between employment with the government or with an organization having oversight authority and employment with an organization regulated by or overseen by the other employer.Rate it:

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says meI say so; on my authority.Rate it:

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says whoWho says so; on whose authority?Rate it:

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show the flagTo represent one's country or some other group in a manner intended to suggest the authority or importance of that country or group.Rate it:

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step on someone's toesTo cause someone offense, especially by trying to control something that is under their authority, or interfering in their private affairs.Rate it:

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take the libertyTo act on one's own authority.Rate it:

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