run the show

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run the show

  1. (idiomatic) To be the leader, to be in charge
    • 1904, Sara Jeannette Duncan, The Imperialist:
      "Far's I can see. Young Alf's made up his mind to learn the dentist business, and the old folks are backin' him; so I don't see but I've got to stop on and run the show. Father's gettin' up in years now."