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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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"To be honest, I spoke with the gaffer two years ago just before I came to Cardiff.
Asked if he'd played a role in Gerrard's new regime, the Gers captain said: "Yeah, me and the gaffer had a chat and I welcome it.
"I've had good chats with the gaffer and I've listened to what he has said.
"I had a couple of meetings with the gaffer and everything he said drew me to the club," said Williams "It made me so excited and I could not wait to sign.
"It's massive for me to learn off the gaffer and Gareth," James said after his international debut.
Smart Osadolor admits Albion Rovers gaffer Kevin Harper would be a big factor in his return to Cliftonhill.
Praise to the gaffer, he had us running up hills in pre-season.
St Mirren striker Simeon Jackson has vowed to repay his gaffer's faith by firing the side out of the relegation zone.
If the gaffer chooses to stick with this formation, then it's something I need to get better at.
"I spoke to Marc McNulty last year, he had a great season and he said that the gaffer got the best out of him and helped him.
Derek McInnes admits he's at a loss as to why Kilmarnock gaffer Steve Clarke hasn't been considered as a potential Scotland manager.
"The gaffer has been very positive and very motivational around the place.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED * 2 silver tinsel backdrops (grab them at a party store) * 2 curtains * fishing line *pushpins, tacks or gaffer's tape (found at Home Depot) * floor pillows
has teamed with Tensator, which has created an animated Virtual Assistant in the form of Gaffer, Tetley's iconic brand character.
Terry Hobbs from Eaglescliffe, front, gives Gaffer a lift as some riders |geared up for the ride in 2000, above, and that year's race, left