queen it

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queen it

  1. To behave like a queen; to be superior or conceited.
    • c. 1610–1611, Shakespeare, William, The Winter's Tale, Act 4, Scene 4:
      This dream of mine— / Being now awake, I'll queen it no inch farther, / But milk my ewes, and weep.
    • 1913, D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers
      But while she was with the Morels she queened it. She sat and let Annie or Paul wait on her as if they were her servants.
    • 1972, Gordon Mackenzie, Marylebone: Great City North of Oxford Street
      Most of the fashionable notabilities were to be seen there, and as she had queened it over the stage, so with her formidable presence and resounding tones, she queened it over London society for a couple of decades.

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