rule the roost

Definition of rule the roost

informal
:to have the most control or authority in a group

Word by Word Definitions

rule play
  1. : a prescribed guide for conduct or action

  2. : the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members

  3. : an accepted procedure, custom, or habit

  1. : to exert control, direction, or influence on

  2. : to exercise control over especially by curbing or restraining

  3. : to exercise authority or power over often harshly or arbitrarily

roost play
  1. : a support on which birds rest

  2. : a place where winged animals and especially birds customarily roost

  3. : a group of birds roosting together

  1. : to settle down for rest or sleep : perch

  2. : to settle oneself as if on a roost

  3. : to supply a roost for or put to roost


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