English version

throw your weight about/around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthrow your weight about/aroundthrow your weight about/aroundinformalTELL/ORDER somebody TO DO something to use your position of authority to tell people what to do in an unpleasant and unreasonable way weight
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throw your weight about/aroundMortgage traders were the sort of fat people who grunt from the belly and throw their weight around, like sumo wrestlers.How dare the Nottinghamshire police suppose they can throw their weight around in this way?Very strong in his own way, not swaggering or throwing his weight about, but a great inner strength.But being annual they would be open to reprisals if they threw their weight around too much.But that bloody Caitlin, he had to throw his weight around.It's a chance for rugby to throw its weight around.Maybe she could have handled that a little more tactfully instead of sounding as though she was throwing her weight around.Do we in petty ways throw our weight around?
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