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- (slang) da man
- (idiomatic, not used in plural form) The oppressive powers that be, including the government and corporations; the system, as coordinated outside of one’s control.
- The man gets you down.
- I'm sorry I couldn’t meet you earlier but I spent all night working for the man.
- (idiomatic, not used in plural form) An oppressive or domineering person of authority, usually male.
- (idiomatic, not used in plural form) The best man for a job.
- You’re the man!
the oppressive powers that be