lead someone (around) by the nose

idiom

Definition of lead someone (around) by the nose

informal
: to completely control a person I'm amazed that he lets them lead him around by the nose like that.

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“Lead someone (around) by the nose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20someone%20%28around%29%20by%20the%20nose. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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