But polls showed that those voters just thought Obama looked pathetic; let himself get pushed around.
Now Musharraf is calling for Sharif to stand up to Modi and not be pushed around by India.
For the past year, we have watched him be pushed around by the radical GOP fringe.
We went out on the rink in the yard and pushed around on one foot.
The camera may be pushed around the belt to the point where it will be least in the way.
You will not—repeat NOT—be interfered with, pushed around or kicked around.
Each of the cars is pushed around by two attendants, while a third sits in front and steers.
Then, with a swarm of followers, he pushed around the corner.
A ladder on runners can be pushed around to reach the higher rows.
The lights were bright in Peden's hall, a great crowd leaned and strained and pushed around its door.
early 14c., from Old French poulser (Modern French pousser), from Latin pulsare "to beat, strike, push," frequentative of pellere (past participle pulsus) "to push, drive, beat" (see pulse (n.1)). Meaning "promote" is from 1714; meaning "approach a certain age" is from 1937. For palatization of -s-, OED compares brush (n.1); quash. Related: Pushed; pushing.
"Pushing up the daisies now," said a soldier of his dead comrade. ["The American Florist," vol. XLVIII, No. 1504, March 31, 1917]To push (someone) around is from 1923. To push (one's) luck is from 1754. To push the envelope in figurative sense is late 1980s. To push up daisies "be dead and buried" is from World War I.
1560s, from push (v.). Phrase push comes to shove is from 1936.