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to throw one's weight about / around - den starken Mann markieren

  
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Many continental Europeans think that the war on terror has become just an excuse for America to throw its weight around.
This is not the first time that America has thrown her weight about in the name of jusitice.

QUELLE: ABITUR Prüfungsaufgaben 2005, Stark Verlag 2004, 2. Aufl.
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Siehe   related discussion:to throw one's weight around / about

Es scheint aber noch eine andere Bedeutung zu geben, wenn wenn noch ein Satz-Objekt gegeben ist:

"Bush throws his weight around the world"
(http://www.commondreams.org/views01/0729-04.htm)
AuthorYoschi03 Apr 05, 16:30
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