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noun [countable]     boss pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    the person who is in charge of you at work

    I’ll ask my boss if I can have a day off next week.

    1. a.
      mainly journalism someone with a powerful position in an organization

      Company bosses are opening a new office in San Francisco.

    2. b.
      informal the person that other people have to obey

      OK, you’re the boss!

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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