(the) cock of the walk

Definition of (the) cock of the walk

  1. :  a very proud and successful person who acts in a very proud way He was strutting around like (the) cock of the walk after he got a promotion.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the adult male of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) :  rooster

    :  the male of birds other than the domestic chicken

    :  woodcock

  1. :  strut, swagger

    :  to turn, tip, or stick up

    :  to position the hammer (see 1hammer 2b(2)) of a firearm for firing

  1. :  tilt, slant

  1. :  a small pile (as of hay)

  1. :  to put (hay or something similar) into small piles

  1. :  roam, wander

    :  to move about in visible form :  appear

    :  to make headway

  1. :  an act or instance of going on foot especially for exercise or pleasure

    :  space walk

    :  an accustomed place of walking :  haunt

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a trip made at another's expense

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