informal Force one’s way into (something), typically in order to gain an advantage: muscling his way into meetings and important conferences he was determined to muscle in on the union’s affairs
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- The nuclear energy industry is also muscling in on this one.
- But other criminal elements are muscling in on the business, including 10-year-old boys who have astounded the authorities with their audacity.
- However, supermarkets have been muscling in on the market too, stocking a range of foodstuffs - importantly bringing the notion of Fairtrade to a wider audience.
interfere with, force one's way into, impose oneself on, encroach on
informal horn in on, barge in on