Tener la sartén por el mango (to call the shots)

Do you know how to say in Spanish «to call the shots»?

It is said…

Tener la sartén por el mango

(To hold the frying pan by the handle).

En casa la que tiene la sartén por el mango es mi mujer (My wife is the one who calls the shots at home).

El director tenía la sartén por el mango y no  pasaba nada sin su aprobación (The manager used to call  the shots and nothing happened without his approval).

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