boss around = boss about
na. 颐指气使；差遣；呼来唤去; 对某人指手画脚
【En】To give orders to someone; to keep telling someone what to do. 给某人下命令；不断地告诉某人该做什么。To tell someone what to do. This phrase is often used to emphasize someone's behavior as controlling and/or unwarranted. 告诉某人该做什么。这个短语通常用来强调某人控制欲强或者毫无根据的行为。
• I hate when my co-worker bosses me around like she's in charge of the place.
• Kaylie is always bossing her friends around and making them do whatever she wants.
• Milena can't stop bossing people around, it's just her nature to be in control.
• The head chef is always bossing around the waiters at the restaurant, as if they aren't working hard enough already.
• Even though he is the captain of the team, I still don't think he should be able to boss us around the way he does.
• Samantha always got so upset whenever her manager bossed her around, making her feel like she wasn't doing a good job at work.
• The principal bossed Mrs. Brown around so much that she finally got tired of it and quit in the middle of the school year.
• I don't like it when you boss me around when I'm gardening, like I can't figure out how to pull a weed on my own!
• The doctors are always bossing around the nurses, especially when they are new.
• I feel weird bossing around my new employee because she is so much older than me.
【活学活用 give an example】
• Stop bossing me around. I'm not your employee.
• Captain Smith bosses around the whole crew. That's his job.
• You can't boss me around just because Mom isn't here!
• My friend at work got promoted, so now he thinks he can boss me around.
• My older brothers and sisters are always bossing me around.
• What gives you the right to boss around everyone on the playground?
• David complained that his older sister was always bossing him around.
• She waved her friend over as if bossing around a maid.