wear the trousers

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Synonyms for wear the trousers

exercise authority or be in charge

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One young reporter had the temerity to ask the then Mr Thatcher who really did wear the trousers in the Thatcher household.
IT'S pretty obvious who gets to wear the trousers in Claudia Schiffer's house.
Women have fought hard to wear the trousers but as a recent court case is proving, women are still fighting for the right.
Her latest follows an oligarch's mega-rise from extreme Soviet poverty and the two women, one British and one Russian, who really wear the trousers.
One fan said: 'She might try to wear the trousers, but there's no doubt Beckham likes toshow he's the man in the relationship.