pull rank

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.

Word by Word Definitions

rank play
  1. : luxuriantly or excessively vigorous in growth

  2. : offensively gross or coarse : foul

  3. : grown too large

  1. : row, series

  2. : a row of people

  3. : a line of soldiers ranged side by side in close order

  1. : to arrange in lines or in a regular formation

  2. : to determine the relative position of : rate

  3. : to take precedence of


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