throw one's weight about
phrasal see throw one's weight around

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  • throw one's weight about — ► throw one s weight about (or around) informal be unpleasantly self assertive. Main Entry: ↑weight …   English terms dictionary

  • throw one's weight about — phrasal see throw one s weight around * * * throw one s weight about 1. To over exercise one s authority 2. To domineer • • • Main Entry: ↑weight …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw one's weight about —  Behave overbearingly. Useone s authority …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • throw one's weight about (or around) — informal be unpleasantly self assertive. → weight …   English new terms dictionary

  • throw one's weight around — ► throw one s weight about (or around) informal be unpleasantly self assertive. Main Entry: ↑weight …   English terms dictionary

  • throw one's weight around — phrasal or throw one s weight about : to exercise influence or authority especially to an excessive degree or in an objectionable manner began throwing her weight around the moment she was installed in her job Bennett Cerf prickly with vanity and …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw one's weight around — or throw one s weight about phrasal to exercise influence or authority especially to an excessive degree or in an objectionable manner …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • throw one's weight around — idi throw one s weight around or about, to use one s power and influence, esp. improperly for personal gain …   From formal English to slang

  • weight about, throw one's —  Exert one s authority or strength. Boast …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • To throw dust in one's eyes — Dust Dust (d[u^]st), n. [AS. dust; cf. LG. dust, D. duist meal dust, OD. doest, donst, and G. dunst vapor, OHG. tunist, dunist, a blowing, wind, Icel. dust dust, Dan. dyst mill dust; perh. akin to L. fumus smoke, E. fume. [root]71.] 1. Fine, dry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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