throw your weight about

throw your weight about
throw your weight about/around/informal phrase
to use your authority to tell other people what to do in a rude and unpleasant way

The boss came in, yelling and generally throwing his weight around.

Thesaurus: to tell people what to dosynonym
Main entry: throw

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throw your ˈweight about/around idiom
(informal) to use your position of authority or power in an aggressive way in order to achieve what you want

She was a good manager, who didn't find it necessary to throw her weight around.

Main entry:weightidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • throw your weight around — throw your weight about/around/informal phrase to use your authority to tell other people what to do in a rude and unpleasant way The boss came in, yelling and generally throwing his weight around. Thesaurus: to tell people what to dosynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • weight — weight1 W2S1 [weıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount somebody/something weighs)¦ 2¦(how fat)¦ 3¦(heaviness)¦ 4¦(heavy thing)¦ 5¦(worry)¦ 6¦(importance)¦ 7¦(amount)¦ 8¦(for measuring quantities)¦ 9¦(for sport)¦ 10 throw your wei …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weight — 1 /weIt/ noun 1 WHAT SB/STH WEIGHS (C, U) how heavy something is when measured by a particular system: The average weight of a baby at birth is just over seven pounds. 2 HOW FAT (U) how heavy and especially how fat someone is: A lot of teenage… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • throw — I UK [θrəʊ] / US [θroʊ] verb Word forms throw : present tense I/you/we/they throw he/she/it throws present participle throwing past tense threw UK [θruː] / US [θru] past participle thrown UK [θrəʊn] / US [θroʊn] *** 1) [intransitive/transitive]… …   English dictionary

  • throw — [[t]θro͟ʊ[/t]] ♦♦ throws, throwing, threw, thrown 1) VERB When you throw an object that you are holding, you move your hand or arm quickly and let go of the object, so that it moves through the air. [V n prep/adv] He spent hours throwing a tennis …   English dictionary

  • throw — [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive] 1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem: • There is no point throwing money at the… …   Financial and business terms

  • throw — throw1 W1S1 [θrəu US θrou] v past tense threw [θru:] past participle thrown [θrəun US θroun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(throw a ball/stone etc)¦ 2¦(put something carelessly)¦ 3¦(push roughly/violently)¦ 4¦(make somebody fall)¦ 5¦(move hands/head etc)¦ 6¦(confuse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • throw — 1 verb past threw past participle thrown 1 THROW A BALL/STONE ETC (I, T) to make an object such as a ball move quickly through the air by moving your hand quickly: throw sth at/to/towards etc: Someone threw a stone at the car. | Cromartie throws… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • throw — throw1 [ θrou ] (past tense threw [ θru ] ; past participle thrown [ θroun ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 send object through air ▸ 2 put quickly & carelessly ▸ 3 move (someone/something) suddenly ▸ 4 be forced to go to place ▸ 5 look etc. in direction ▸ 6… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • weight — weight1 [ weıt ] noun *** 1. ) uncount a measurement of how heavy a person or thing is: in weight: It was about 12 pounds in weight. lose weight (=become thinner): Have you lost weight? put on/gain weight (=become fatter): Susan gained weight… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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