pull rank

idiom

Definition of pull rank

: to use one's high position in a society, organization, group, etc., to order someone to do something or to get special treatment or privileges He's their boss, but he doesn't like to pull rank (on them) if he can avoid it.

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“Pull rank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20rank. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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