throw one’s weight around

throw (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. I'm sick of Don coming into these meetings and throwing his weight around. Can't he just leave us to our own devices? You can expect the big industries to throw their weight around in order to influence the regulations.
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throw one’s weight around

tv. to show off one’s importance or power; to use one’s rank or station to advantage. The vice president was throwing his weight around, but that had little effect on anything.
See also: around, throw, weight
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