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Synonyms for gaffer

an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set

a person who exercises control over workers

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But the former Rotherham gaffer, who comfortably kept the club up by leading them to 13th place, decided against sticking the boot into Cellino.
Like all farce, however, this is a deceptively difficult play to bring off and while the stagecraft and the pace of Leighton Hirst's production are creditable, I feel that if The Man With Two Gaffers were to work really well, the tempo would have to be increased to prestissimo and the levels of mannerism and exaggeration pushed to the extreme.
The last couple of weeks have been hard because I've wanted to join in more in the build-up but the gaffer said no.
NSW Gaffers Day is a special event, organised for many years by the now 80-year-old Bill Gale who still races the original Ranger, designed by his father Cliff some 75 years ago.
In the same three-year period, the number of gaffers represented by Local 728 has swelled 50 percent, from 1,200 to 1,800.
Solskjaer went from Molde to " Cardiff and got fired so people were also asking questions about the gaffer very quickly.
So Petrie has no fears about his latest young boss being a safe pair of hands and said: "Mixu has had 100 games in charge so has more experience than previous gaffers.
PROUD Scot Ian McParland sat open-mouthed yesterday as Sven Goran Eriksson was unveiled as his gaffer at Notts County.
FEW tears were shed in Romania when Cristiano Bergodi quit as gaffer of Rapid Bucharest.
Gaffer John Robertson leaps to the Spaniard's defence as he alienates another group of fans
He added: "It was good to be back and nice to get another goal but, more importantly, it is another three points which is good for the gaffer and the coaching staff.