rule the roost Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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rule the roost

to be the ​person who makes all the ​decisions in a ​group: In that ​family it is the ​grandma who ​rules the ​roost.
(Definition of rule the roost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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