Meaning of “throw your weight around” in the English Dictionary

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"throw your weight around" in British English

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throw your weight around

disapproving UK also throw your weight about

to act as if you have a lot of power or authority

(Definition of “throw your weight around” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"throw your weight around" in American English

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throw your weight around

to use your position or influence unfairly to get what you want:

His teammates didn’t appreciate how he threw his weight around.

(Definition of “throw your weight around” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)