throw one's weight around

throw one's weight around  {v. phr.},  {informal}
To use one's influence or position in a showy or noisy manner.
John was the star of the class play, and he was throwing his weight around telling the director how the scene should be played.
Bob was stronger than the other boys, and he threw his weight around.
Compare: PULL RANK.
Categories: {informal} {v. phr.}