push around

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push around (third-person singular simple present pushes around, present participle pushing around, simple past and past participle pushed around)

  1. To treat contemptuously and unfairly; to bully
    • 2017, Jennifer S. Holland, For These Monkeys, It’s a Fight for Survival., National Geographic (March 2017)[1]
      Yaki have just one natural predator, the reticulated python, but they have many enemies. Land clearers are pushing the monkeys around. Roadbuilders are hemming them in. And outlaw trappers have them running for their lives.
    • 2001, System of a Down, Deer Dance:
      Pushing little children with their fully automatics they like to push the weak around.