like someone owns the place

Definition of like someone owns the place

used to say that a person is behaving as if he or she has the right to tell other people what to do
  • He walks/struts around here like he owns the place.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

own play owns
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

place play
  1. : physical environment : space

  2. : a way for admission or transit

  3. : physical surroundings : atmosphere

  1. : to put in or as if in a particular place or position : set

  2. : to present for consideration

  3. : to put in a particular state


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