Synonyms of lay down the law in English:

lay down the law

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1‘when his father tried to lay down the law, he rebelled’

order someone about, order someone around, tell someone what to do, boss someone about, boss someone around, ride roughshod over someone, be dogmatic, be domineering
call the shots, call the tune
informal throw one's weight about, throw one's weight around, push someone about, push someone around