bosses can make you come in on a Sunday morning or cut your vacation short.
FIFA bosses apparently feared setting a precedent lest England were ever to face Germany in a fixture around Remembrance Sunday.
On the outside, Fernando Galeano and Gerardo Moncada, two bosses of the Medellín Cartel, were growing suspiciously wealthy.
I would love to talk with my bosses about doing this more often.
They were bosses and mentors and friends to me—I felt their power, and know them well.
The two bosses sprang to their feet, starting toward Steve, who stood eyeing them calmly, but in a belligerent attitude.
We're going to stand together, we won't let the bosses split us apart.
As you said awhile ago, the interests of the bosses and the union are the same.
“I like to see men loyal to their bosses,” he said good-naturedly.
It is bound in green velvet and has silver clasps and bosses, partly gilt.
"overseer," 1640s, American English, from Dutch baas "a master," Middle Dutch baes, of obscure origin. If original sense was "uncle," perhaps it is related to Old High German basa "aunt," but some sources discount this theory. The Dutch form baas is attested in English from 1620s as the standard title of a Dutch ship's captain. The word's popularity in U.S. may reflect egalitarian avoidance of master (n.) as well as the need to distinguish slave from free labor. The slang adjective meaning "excellent" is recorded in 1880s, revived, apparently independently, in teen and jazz slang in 1950s.
"protuberance, button," c.1300, from Old French boce "a hump, swelling, tumor" (12c., Modern French bosse), from either Frankish *botija or Vulgar Latin *bottia, both of uncertain origin.
1856, from boss (n.1). Related: Bossed; bossing.
A circumscribed rounded swelling; a protuberance.
The prominence of a kyphosis or humpback.
Excellent; wonderful; the MOST •This old use seems to have been revived independently by 1950s jazz musicians and teenagers: Aw, this is boss/ Japan has leaped into the implements-for-bosser-living gap (1880s+)
: That little guy bosses the whole operation (1850s+)
[fr Dutch baas, ''master'']
the projecting parts of a shield (Job 15:26). The Hebrew word thus rendered means anything convex or arched, and hence the back, as of animals.