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. 2001.

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  • throw one's weight around — {v. phr.}, {informal} To use one s influence or position in a showy or noisy manner. * /John was the star of the class play, and he was throwing his weight around telling the director how the scene should be played./ * /Bob was stronger than the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw one's weight around — {v. phr.}, {informal} To use one s influence or position in a showy or noisy manner. * /John was the star of the class play, and he was throwing his weight around telling the director how the scene should be played./ * /Bob was stronger than the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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

  • 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 — tv. to show off one’s importance or power; to use one’s rank or station to advantage. □ The vice president was throwing his weight around, but that had little effect on anything. □ Don’t pay any attention to her. She’s just throwing her weight… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • throw\ one's\ weight\ around — v. phr. informal To use one s influence or position in a showy or noisy manner. John was the star of the class play, and he was throwing his weight around telling the director how the scene should be played. Bob was stronger than the other boys,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw one's weight around — use one s influence in an aggressive way He has been throwing his weight around ever since he got his new promotion …   Idioms and examples

  • throw one’s weight around (to) —  Use one’s influence …   American business jargon

  • 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

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