(the) cock of the walk
Definition of (the) cock of the walk
: 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
: the adult male of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) : rooster
: the male of birds other than the domestic chicken
: strut, swagger
: to turn, tip, or stick up
: to position the hammer (see 1hammer 2b(2)) of a firearm for firing
: tilt, slant
: a small pile (as of hay)
: to put (as hay) into cocks
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