main squeeze

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main squeeze definition


  1. n.
    one's boss; the person in charge. : The main squeeze has a lot of responsibility.
  2. n.
    one's steady girlfriend or boyfriend. (Possibly related to crush.) : My main squeeze is coming over to talk tonight.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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