wear the trousers
wear the pants
To have a man's authority; be the boss of a family or household.
Обладать авторитетом среди людей; быть главным в семье, домашнем кругу.
Mr. Wilson is henpecked by his wife; she wears the trousers in that family.
Mrs. Jones talks a lot but Mr. Jones wears the pants in their house.
The salesman hesitated. It was difficult to see who wore the trousers in the couple.
Продавец колебался. Было трудно понять, кто в этой паре главный.