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 did not push his weight around, despite all his experience.
Jack said: "Karl was very unassuming, and certainly did not push his weight around when he was captain.
He didn't try to push his weight around as others might have.