the man


US, informal
or the Man somewhat old-fashioned : the police
He got in trouble with the Man and ended up in jail.
or the Man or less commonly The Man : the white people who are seen as having power in the U.S. : the white establishment
He got a job working for the Man.
: a man who is admired or respected as a leader or as the best man in a particular field, sport, etc.
The other players on the team all know that he's the man.
You're the man!

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“The man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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