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Throw one’s weight around


Act as a bully.  Use one’s wealth, power or elected officials to force one’s desired results. “Weight’ refers to one accumulated money, authority or status to force others to do as  you wish.

“Your older sister is always bossing your brothers around, she sure throws her weight around.”

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