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 his or her 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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Nauseated to see him pushing his weight around, and knowing that he got away with raping his wife, she finds it impossible not to be antagonistic.
He's pushing his weight around and making everyone feel stupid.
But then Chris is well known for pushing his weight around, too.