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"Mind if I smoke?"
"By Jove, you've got it! Unprofessional, clingy, boorish, volatile, fake-macho and weirdly desperate -- a handshake patently your own, Mr. Trump."
"Well, buster, I've just decided to unbury it!"
Tags:husband, husbands, wife, wives, argue, argument, arguments, arguing, bury the hatchet, bury, buries, buried, agree to disagree, axe, axes, fight, fights, fighting, shout, shouts, shouting, fight, fights, fighting, buster, decide, decision, decisions, power play, marriage issues, marriage problems, weapon, weapons, physical argument
"I certainly hope you're not going to give me any trouble!"
Tags:business man, business men, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, business person, business executive, business executives, business manager, business managers, manager, managers, boss, bosses, the boss, board room, boards rooms, meeting room, meeting rooms, conference room, conference rooms, intimidate, intimidation, threat, threatening, power play, power-play, bully, bullying, bullied, office bully, office bullies, coerce, coerced, subdue, subdued, terrify, terrified, workplace bully, workplace bullying, workplace bullies, power trip, power-trip
"He says he no longer recognizes our mandate."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mother, mothers, motherhood, mum, mums, mom, moms, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, rebel, rebellious, rebellion, power struggle, power play, power, mandate, mandates, government, governments, recognise, recognize, politics
"You've got a power beheading at 8 A.M."
"A one-word email reply... classic power move."
"My strength is as the strength of ten, because I'm rich."
Tags:vote, voting, veto, vetos, self important, self importance, power, powerful, powerful men, powerful man, white privilege, vain, vanity, pretentious, pretentious, power play, powerplay, executive, executives, business executive, business executive, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, influence, influential, privilege, privileged, privileges
"Let's get one thing straight. I break eye contact with you. You don't break eye contact with me!"
Tags:boss, bosses, employer, employers, manager, managers, power play, power plays, eye contact, break eye contact, breaking eye contact, dominance, displaying dominance, dominant behavior, dominant behaviour, employee, employees, playing games, silly games, stupid games, staring contest, staring contests
"iTunes never remembers my username and password. Such a power move."
'For fun, let's see if your advice supports what I've already decided to do.'
"I must admit, though, it was a man who taught me how to abuse my power."
Tags:abuse of power, abusing power, abuses of power, power politics, power play, power-play, power-plays, power plays, martini, martinis, cocktail, cocktails, sexist, sexists, prejudice, prejudices, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, businesswomen, businesswoman, business mentor, business mentors, businessman, businessmen, mentor, mentors
"I'm not ordering any lunch, Caswell - I'm going to eat yours."
"You know what I like about power? It's so damn empowering."
"Do you want Regular Hold or our new Power Hold?"
Tags:call centre, call centres, call center, call centers, call line, call lines, helpline, helplines, hold, hold button, hold buttons, power, telephone hold, telephone holds, businessmen, businessman, businesswomen, businesswoman, corporate culture, office politics, ego boost, ego boosts, power play
'Yes, I know you booked your day-off over six months ago Miss Wright - but how was I supposed to know then that I'd be taking my yacht out tomorrow? They've only just forecast the perfect sailing weather!'
'Come in, lad! Don't let my enormous chair intimidate you.'
"I'll cut to the chase, Wiggins. I'm hearing rumors that you have a bigger chair than me."
Tags:subordinate, subordinates, office politics, status symbol, status symbols, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, business ladder, business ladders, corporate culture, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, dominance, power play, power plays, power-play, power-plays, office hierarchy, office hierarchies
'Have you checked out that new courtroom - supplies store on 18th street, your Honor? It's called 'Big Gavels For Little Men.''
"They're cute, but they have too much power."
Tags:power, school bus, school buses, schoolkids, traffic jam, traffic jams, congestion, traffic queue, traffic queues, limo, limos, limousine, limousines, businessmen, businessman, power play, bus stop, bus stops, powerful, power-play, student, students, schoolchild, schoolchildren, threat, threats
Hierarchy In The Junk Drawer
"We've got to do something with the fridge. He's becoming power hungry."
"These industrial robots don't complain, but they don't show fear, either. I miss the fear."
Tags:fear, fearful, fearfulness, industrial robot, industrial robots, robotic, robotic arm, robotic arms, ai, artificial intelligence, machine learning, factory, factories, production line, complain, complaint, complaints, worker, workers, job satisfaction, boss, bosses, fear, office politics, power play
'I control the board.'