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throw your weight around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthrow your weight aroundthrow your weight aroundFORCE somebody TO DO somethingto use your position of authority to tell people what to do in an unreasonable way He’s the sort of insensitive bully who enjoys throwing his weight around. throw
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throw your weight aroundThe apprentice was some distant relation of Pollitt's wife; that'd be why he was throwing his weight around.The commission has a reputation for throwing its weight around.But that bloody Caitlin, he had to throw his weight around.Do we in petty ways throw our 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.Why is everyone so upset? Has George been throwing his weight around again?How dare the Nottinghamshire police suppose they can throw their weight around in this way?She likes to throw her weight around -- it makes her feel important.Mortgage traders were the sort of fat people who grunt from the belly and throw their weight around, like sumo wrestlers.But being annual they would be open to reprisals if they threw their weight around too much.
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