push (one's) weight around

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push (one's) weight around

To assert oneself in a controlling, domineering, or authoritarian manner; to exercise one's position of authority, power, or influence, especially to an overbearing or excessive degree. An effective leader should inspire enough confidence in their team that they don't have to push their weight around to get things done. I'm sick of Donald coming into these meetings and pushing his weight around. Can't he just leave us to our own devices?
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He said some very powerful politicians within the assemblies just push their weight around and often block such laws from being framed that are against their interest and consultations with such politicians is a sheer waste of time and useless effort.
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Not only are these companies then positioned to tower over their smaller brethren in the business and push their weight around, but they are also in better shape to compete with behemoths in the banking and securities worlds.