It is a myth that royal icing got it’s name from Queen Victoria. Yes, Queen Victoria was the first to ever have pure white icing on her wedding cake, but professional bakers used the term royal icing in 1770. 70 years before Queen Victoria’s wedding in 1840.
lord it over someone … if someone lords it over you, they act in a way that shows that they think they are better than you, especially by giving orders…to behave as if you are better than someone else and have the right to tell them what to do
I know you won. Don’t behave in a way that shows you think you are better than me.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… lord it over someone
I know you won. Don’t lord it over me.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … lord it over someone
I hate to lord it over you, but I did beat you at chess…twice.
Once she got her promotion, she lorded it over everyone in the office.
He received the highest grade, and he enjoyed lording it over his classmates.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
Have you accomplished more than your family or friends?
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