Definition of stamp one's authority (or personality or style etc.) on in US English:

stamp one's authority (or personality or style etc.) on

phrase

  • Have a strong or permanent influence on.

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