One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have a strong or permanent influence on.‘he must be able to stamp his authority on the team’
- ‘He moved swiftly to stamp his authority on his party, installing key supporters to his shadow cabinet.’
- ‘Valuev looked impressive from the first bell on, stamping his authority on the bout early.’
- ‘Although his singing was of a high quality, I'm afraid Mick Clews didn't stamp his authority on the part.’
- ‘Tully on guitar and vocals has stamped his authority on radio, doing more ad voices than you can imagine.’
- ‘Passes were sent astray on a continuous basis with the result neither side could stamp their authority on proceedings.’
- ‘The prime minister, has moved swiftly to attempt to stamp his authority on Somalia's 10 million citizens.’
- ‘Yet they also feel he has still to come up with the policy initiatives required to stamp his authority on his department.’
- ‘Despite a move to his favoured central position the England captain failed to stamp his authority on the game.’
- ‘The most important thing is how to stamp his authority on the fragile coalition.’
- ‘In the second round, Pickering began to stamp his authority on the contest.’
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