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Walk all over someone


Command someone against their will. Abuse someone. Take an unfair advantage. The phrase demonstrates a more extroverted or authoritarian person commanded or even commandeering someone else for their own success. You would not want someone to walk all over your body, but metaphorically powerful people may attempt it with little regard to your well being. (Compare to Give wide berth, Take advantage of, Short end of the stick or Stack the cards in one’s favor.)

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