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    Plough with somebody

    Hello,


    In Czech, we have a slang phrase we use when we want to describe a situation where one person does with another what he or she wants. The literal translation is to plough with somebody.


    "The wife has her husband under her thumb. She ploughes with him as she likes. He always does as he is told."

    "The guy must be really stupid if he lets her girlfriend plough with him like that; he is at her beck and call."


    Does a similar phrase exist in English?



    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by Johnyxxx; 30-Nov-2015 at 00:06.
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    #2

    Re: Plough with somebody

    One possibility is "use somebody".

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    #3

    Re: Plough with somebody

    How about walk all over him?

    Btw
    The guy must be really stupid if he lets her girlfriend plough with him like that
    Should that be his girlfriend?

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    #4

    Re: Plough with somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    "The wife has her husband under her thumb. She ploughes with him as she likes. He always does as he is told.".
    Actually, you used the English idiom, underlined, in your post. It's completely different from the Czech one, but it seems to mean the same thing.

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    Re: Plough with somebody

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    "Mona has Raul wrapped around her finger."

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    Re: Plough with somebody

    In BrE, that would be "wrapped around her little finger".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Plough with somebody

    In AmE also.

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    #8

    Re: Plough with somebody

    Sometimes you'll hear 'pinky' substituted for 'little finger' as well, at least in AmE.
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    Re: Plough with somebody

    We don't use that term in BrE though most people know what it means thanks to American TV and films.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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