Cock-of-the-walk



noun
1.
the leader in a group, especially one with a conceited, domineering manner.
noun
1.
(informal) a person who asserts himself in a strutting pompous way
A conceited, bossy person, as in Since his last promotion he’s been acting like the cock of the walk—he’s unbearable. This expression alludes to the rooster’s proud strut about the barnyard, asserting his rule over hens and chicks. [ Mid-1800s ]

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