queen bee

 Office matron; woman in charge of an office. The phrase is considered offensive, sexist.
 ► “The jury is the Queen Bee of the American legal system, reputedly all-powerful but in practice immobilized, groomed and force-fed by a swarm of functionaries.” (Wall Street Journal, July 21, 1995, p. A12)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • Queen bee — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen Bee — war ein Kleinkunst , Kabarett und Musikduo, bestehend aus Ina Müller und Edda Schnittgard. Sie standen seit Sommer 1994 zusammen auf der Bühne und unterhielten ihre Zuschauer mit Musik und heiteren bis bissigen Texten, etwa zum Geschlechterthema …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • queen bee — The queen bee is a woman who holds the most important position in a place …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • queen bee — queen′ bee′ n. 1) ent a fertile female bee 2) cvb sex a woman who is in a favored or preeminent position • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • queen bee — noun singular HUMOROUS a woman who thinks she is the most important person in a group …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • queen bee — ► NOUN 1) the single reproductive female in a colony of honeybees. 2) informal a dominant woman in a group …   English terms dictionary

  • Queen bee — For other uses, see Queen bee (disambiguation). Carniolan queen bee with attendants on a honeycomb. The term queen bee is typically used to refer to an adult, mated female that lives in a honey bee colony or hive; she is usually the mother of… …   Wikipedia

  • queen bee — noun a) A reproductive female (especially the only one) in a colony of bees. It is generally believed that the queen bee mates only once in her lifetime. b) The most important or dominant woman in an organisation or situation. She muttered to her …   Wiktionary

  • Queen Bee — La Reine des Abeilles ou Queen Bee est un personnage: une abeille qui est apparu dans Super Mario Galaxy, elle revient dans le jeu de course Mario Kart 7 sur 3DS, elle fait partie des personnages inédits de toutes les versions de Mario Kart. Rôle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • queen bee — veislinė bičių motina statusas Aprobuotas sritis bitininkystė apibrėžtis Labai produktyvi grynaveislė bičių motina, parinkta tolesniam bičių veisimui. atitikmenys: angl. breeder; queen bee vok. Zuchtkönigin, f rus. племенная пчелиная матка pranc …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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