walk over

walk over
or[walk all over] or[step all over] {v. phr.} {informal} To make (someone) do whatever you wish; make selfish use of; treat like a slave; impose upon. * /Jill is so friendly and helpful that people walk all over her./ * /We wanted the man's business, so we let him step all over us./ Compare: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • walk-over — [ wɔ(l)kɔvɶr; walkɔvɶr ] n. m. inv. • 1855; de l angl. to walk over, proprt « marcher facilement » ♦ Anglic. Sport Course à laquelle ne prend part qu un seul cheval, par suite du forfait des autres engagés. Match enlevé par un concurrent dont l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Walk over — (Abk. w.o.) ist ein dem Englischen entlehnter Ausdruck aus dem Bereich Sport. Er bedeutet einen auf außerordentliche Weise, nämlich unangefochten, errungenen Sieg. Der Begriff stammt ursprünglich aus dem Pferderennsport. Nach Aufgabe aller Gegner …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Walk-over — Walk o ver, n. In racing, the going over a course by a horse which has no competitor for the prize. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: (colloquially) A one sided contest; an uncontested, or an easy, victory. Syn: walk; cake walk. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • walk-over — easy victory, 1838, such as one that happens in the absence of competitors, when the solitary starter can traverse the course at a walk. Transf. sense of anything accomplished with great ease is attested from 1902. To walk (all) over (someone)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Walk-over — (engl., spr. ūaok ōwer, »über [die Bah] gehen«), Ausdruck der Turfsprache, wird gebraucht, wenn nur ein einziges Pferd für ein Rennen am Ablaufsposten erscheint …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • walk over — verb beat easily The local team walked over their old rivals for the championship • Derivationally related forms: ↑walkover • Hypernyms: ↑beat, ↑beat out, ↑crush, ↑shell, ↑trounce, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • walk over — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms walk over : present tense I/you/we/they walk over he/she/it walks over present participle walking over past tense walked over past participle walked over walk over someone to treat someone badly and to make… …   English dictionary

  • walk over — PHRASAL VERB If someone walks over you, they treat you very badly. [INFORMAL] [V P n] Do you think you can walk over me? Well, you won t, ever!... [V P n] You let your children walk all over you …   English dictionary

  • walk over — v. (d; intr.) to walk over to (he walked over to her table) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • walk over — verb a) To easily defeat. walk over the bridge b) To dominate, treat (someone) as inferior …   Wiktionary

  • walk-over — (Expresión inglesa.) ► sustantivo masculino 1 DEPORTES Carrera en la que sólo toma parte un caballo. FRASEOLOGÍA ganar por walk over DEPORTES Ganar una competición porque el contrincante ha sido eliminado o se ha retirado …   Enciclopedia Universal

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