(one's) writ runs

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(one's) writ runs

One's has authority, control, or dominance (in or over something). The minister's writ still runs in this part of the country, so he has been seen as the political spokesperson for this issue. The government is struggling to ensure its writ runs in the destabilized region.
See also: run, writ

your writ runs

you have authority of a specified extent or kind.
See also: run, writ
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It swims into public consciousness mainly at times when train operating company performance is being checked, but its writ runs much wider.