might makes right


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Might makes right.

Prov. Cliché The stronger of two opponents will always control the situation. Child: How come the country with the biggest army always tells the other countries what to do? Father: Might makes right.
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might makes right

Superior strength can enforce one's will or dictate justice, as in The generals dismissed the parliament and imprisoned the premier-might makes right in that country , or The big boys wouldn't let the little ones use the basketball, a case of might makes right . This expression was first recorded in English about 1327.
See also: make, might, right