cock of the walk
phrasal one that dominates a group or situation especially overbearingly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cock of the walk — Cock Cock (k[o^]k), n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.] 1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls. [1913 Webster] 2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock of the walk — A man who is excessively confident and thinks he s better than other people is the cock of the walk …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cock of the walk — cock′ of the walk′ n. a domineering and overbearing person …   From formal English to slang

  • cock of the walk — n. a dominating person in any group, esp. an overbearing one …   English World dictionary

  • cock of the walk — phrasal : one that dominates a group or situation especially overbearingly a rather boastful gentleman in a high collar and red suspenders appeared to be cock of the walk R.H.Schauffler * * * the leader in a group, esp. one with a conceited,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock of the walk — the leader in a group, esp. one with a conceited, domineering manner. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • cock of the walk — someone who dominates others within a group. → cock …   English new terms dictionary

  • cock of the walk — noun A proud or conceited person. With his smart witty talk …   Wiktionary

  • cock of the walk — n. one that dominates a group …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (the) cock of the walk — British, old fashioned a man who acts as if he is more fashionable or important than other people. He acts like the cock of the walk around the office …   New idioms dictionary

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