clout


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the power to produce an effect by indirect means

effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing

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a target used in archery

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special advantage or influence

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a short nail with a flat head

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strike hard, especially with the fist

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Its clout is far more evident than that of the Catholic Church, which is why candidates woo it ardently.
Susie McFarland, director at Marketing Clout, said: “Today's marketing executive has to be far more clued up and on the ball than the marketing exec of yesteryear.
"Morocco calls, once again, upon the European Union to use its clout to exhort Algeria to fully shoulder its responsibilities with regard to protecting Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud, the members of his family and his relatives against collective, arbitrary sanctions inflicted on them by polisario," Menouar Alem, Morocco's ambassador to the UN, said.
We are led to compare the "clout" which the development firms wield in Cardiff and elsewhere with the distinct lack of clout enjoyed by those citizens, unskilled jobseekers.
Latifah's clout and marketability grew after she appeared in Chicago, the movie version of the Broadway musical that earned her an Academy Award nomination ($170.7 million).
"We'd like to try a little experiment in citizen journalism, picking up on (Reader political writer) Ben Joravsky's longtime habit of prowling the precincts on election day looking for offbeat tales to tell," Executive Editor Mike Lenehan wrote on Clout City.
Mewn gwirionedd y "may" yw blodau'r ddraenen wen, a "clout" yn hen air Saesneg am gynfas hau.
And he said that he "hadn't got the clout to make a difference" in declaring his position over the leadership at the moment.
One need not be a political scholar to understand the implications of China using its growing dollar reserves and diplomatic clout to build a significant anti-U.S.
And Paulson had doubts that Bush would have enough political clout left in his Administration to promote a significant agenda in 2007 and 2008.
The Spitzer presented here is someone who's constantly grappling with how far to go in applying his expanding clout without abusing it or damaging his carefully constructed crusading image.
By joining forces with your fellow AICPA members through the PAC, you can maximize the profession's political clout and help ensure that what is being legislated is productive to your business interests.
Maybe a producer with clout might not be so chary, especially one who's been through the mill with gay projects, Out producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have been trying for 15 years, with a variety of collaborators, to make The Mayor of Castro Street, gay journalist Randy Shilts's account of the wildly colorful life and tragic death of gay politico Harvey Milk.
While it is clear that metaphorical and spiritual trenches are being dug, those who we turn to for guidance and insight, and those who have some clout in this issue are painting Canada as being open and honest but other countries' churches in our communion as being underhanded and almost deceitful.
According to Joan Fenelly, Partners for Change consultant, "The responsibility for the Freedom of Information Act is delivered four, five, six levels down the organization--the individual is often capable in their own right but doesn't have clout in the organization" to get necessary changes implemented.