A tough or aggressive man: [as modifier]: bully-boy tactics
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- A spokesman for the FBU said: ‘There was spontaneous action by individual firefighters angered at the bully-boy tactics of local managers.’
- Irish Ferries, if successful with their bully-boy tactics, will serve as a precedent for every unscrupulous employer to force down wages in a race to the bottom.
- This would be an alternative more mature and sustainable than its bully-boy tactics.
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