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Idioms and Phrases

Treat or threaten to treat roughly, bully, domineer, as in I won't let him push me around . [ Colloquial ; c. 1920]

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Example Sentences

He always said, "Well, Mrs. Oswald, I am not able to divulge where she is" and the regular push-around.

Still we waited hopefully, expecting every moment to see the canoes push around the bend.

Do not come with the notion that it is a thing which you may push around at your convenience.

In the morning push around the enemy, if you can, and get on to his right rear.

He dropped the gelding's reins, walked forward, hoping she wouldn't make him push around her.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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