Ruling the roost is the same reference. Birds roosting on a perch have a hierarchy the top bird who is at the top of the pecking order gets the best spot and sits where they want.... they therefore rule the roost
she rules the roost a little too much
by hans_hatseflats January 27, 2021
what my mother says should be the role of the woman in a relationship.
"hunny, you rule the roost"
by NAAH August 3, 2005