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main squeeze

noun phrase

  1. The most important person; big enchilada, boss: Vance seems to be the main squeeze (1896+)
  2. One's sweetheart, lover, etc: which center on his main squeeze, a girl in his Shakespeare class (1980+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • "Oh, I guess there are some pikers in along with my governor, but he's the main squeeze," declared Porter.

  • Am I the main squeeze of this outfit, an' the head of a responsible gover'ment, or am I not?

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • The door was open a foot or two; so I steps up to take a peek at the main squeeze.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
Idioms and Phrases with main squeeze

main squeeze

1.
One's boss, the highest authority, an important person. For example, Who's the main squeeze in this company? This slangy term was first recorded in 1896, and the precise allusion is unclear.
2.
One's sweetheart, as in Nancy is his main squeeze. This slangy usage, first recorded in 1970, alludes to the “squeeze” of a hug.
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