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boss

noun [C]
 
 
/bɒs/ MANAGEMENT, HR, WORKPLACE
a person who is senior to you at work, especially the person who is your manager: Getting on badly with the boss topped the list of reasons given by workers for leaving their job. my new/old/former boss
informal the person in charge of a company: Now that the company finally has a new boss, investors will be demanding to see a new strategy. company/union/bank bosses
be your own boss to work for yourself, not for an employer: I always wanted to be self-employed, to be my own boss, and do things the way I thought they should be done.
Translations of “boss”
in Arabic مُدير…
in Korean 보스, 상사…
in Malaysian ketua besar…
in French patron/-onne…
in Turkish patron, işveren…
in Italian capo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經理, 老闆, 上司…
in Russian начальник…
in Polish szef/owa…
in Vietnamese ông chủ, thủ trưởng…
in Spanish jefe…
in Portuguese chefe…
in Thai เจ้านาย…
in German der Chef…
in Catalan cap…
in Japanese ボス, 上司…
in Indonesian majikan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 经理, 老板, 上司…
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