The phrase "the Man is keeping me down" is commonly used to describe oppression. The phrase "stick it to the Man" encourages resistance to authority, and essentially means "fight back" or "resist", either passively, openly or via sabotage. The man can also be representative as One that is on top of their game. That person is in the prime of their life and on the top of their career. Whatever it is that this individual is doing, said individual is winning in every sense of the word.