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    Definition of 'Pull Rank'

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    That's an idiom. To pull rank means to use the power that your position (usu. your job position) gives you over someone in order to make them do what you want.

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    I'm guessing here, but it seems possible that part of the context behind your question involves the term 'Mrs'. The expression 'pull rank' doesn't only apply to actual ranks - it applies to any kind of status. So a married woman, in your context, might be demanding some kind of respect that she thinks isn't due to an unmarried woman - perhaps she's a 20 year-old newly-wed demanding precedence over her 30-year-old step-daughter. Or the precedence might work the other way: Lady Catherine might be pulling rank over Mrs Bennet.

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