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bully pulpit n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt

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      n   pl   , -lies  
1    a person who hurts, persecutes, or intimidates weaker people  
2    Archaic   a hired ruffian  
3    Obsolete   a procurer; pimp  
4    Obsolete   a fine fellow or friend  
5    Obsolete   a sweetheart; darling  
      vb   , -lies, -lying, -lied  
6    when tr, often foll by: into   to hurt, intimidate, or persecute (a weaker or smaller person), esp. to make him do something  
7    dashing; jolly  
my bully boy     
8    Informal   very good; fine  
9      (Also)    bully for you, him, etc  
Informal   well done! bravo!  
     (C16 (in the sense: sweetheart, hence fine fellow, hence swaggering coward): probably from Middle Dutch boele lover, from Middle High German buole, perhaps childish variant of bruoder brother)  
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bully, bully, bully, bully beef