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    Clive can never relax at work

    I have tried to use "a bully " in my sentence. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Clive can never relax at work because of a bully of a boss, who is breathing down his neck all the time and uses every opportunity to tell him off.

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    Re: Clive can never relax at work

    not a teacher

    There is nothing particularly incorrect or confusing about the sentence, but it could be phrased more naturally.
    Perhaps: Clive can never relax at work because he has a bully of a boss who is always breathing down his neck, and telling him off at every opportunity.

    Because your question concerns the use of "bully", then "bully of a boss" would be a better heading.

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    Re: Clive can never relax at work

    Because his boss is a bully.

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