A thinly veiled threat which means "If you don't do what I want you to do, I will screw you over. But I'm not telling you what I want you to do."
Jose proceeded to gloat about all the dirt he said on me, and then he kept saying "you're the boss" at me, meaning if I didn't do what he wanted, he'd hurt me somehow.
by Downvoting Victim August 23, 2021
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In a conversation between a superior and an inferior, when the inferior suggests something from the position of the superior, and the superior agrees, the response the superior gives to mark the agreement.
Michael: "30 percent is bullshit. 25 seems reasonable, I might borrow from you. We'll finish the paperwork now."
Moshe: "You're the boss."
by btarunr August 10, 2011
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