like someone owns the place

Definition of like someone owns the place

  1. —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

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

ownplay owns
  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

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

placeplay
  1. :  physical environment :  space

    :  a way for admission or transit

    :  physical surroundings :  atmosphere

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

    :  to present for consideration

    :  to put in a particular state


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