rule the roost


: to have the most control or authority in a group

Examples of rule the roost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Workers, who really rule the roost, rounded them up pretty quickly, with one hen herder even giving a thumbs up. Leonard Greene, New York Daily News, 6 May 2024 But in winter, when the year-round locals rule the roost, Nantucket becomes nostalgic. Katie Lockhart, Robb Report, 9 May 2024 In today’s pixel-eat-pixel world where VFX and CGI rule the roost, these fearless performers may seem like an anomaly — a throwback to an analog era where actual humans [gasp] had to provide the thrills and spills that are a key part of cinema’s DNA. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 13 Mar. 2024 But there’s danger there too, thanks to the rise of Nvidia, whose GPUs rule the roost, and are only getting better with Blackwell, the new Nvidia AI chip announced at its GTC conference. Sharon Goldman, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2024 The children rule the roost and are not disciplined. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 10 Aug. 2023 With that in mind, raw vegetables rose to rule the roost in terms of nutritional virtuosity. Melissa Breyer, Treehugger, 31 July 2023 Meanwhile, monogamous people, who still rule the roost in wider society, often look down on those with alternative relationship styles. Daisy Jones, Vogue, 25 June 2023 The Narendra Modi government has reportedly come up with a plan to tame Chinese smartphone makers who now rule the roost in India. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 13 June 2023

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“Rule the roost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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