Wield his authority

Discussion in 'English Only' started by redgiant, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. redgiant Senior Member

    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    In light of this thread (flex one's authority), I wonder if "wield his authority" carries the sense of "showing off/display his own importance and authority" or "to show someone who is the boss".

    To borrow the example from that thread:
    ('Letters of Transit,' Fringe Season 4)

    Does "wield his authority" make sense as an alternative to "display his authority"?
  2. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    English - England

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