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Social InfluencePlay
Clout in modern contexts often relates to social reputation, particularly online. SlideShe gained clout for her charity work.
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Figurative PowerPlay
Clout represents figurative strength, not physical force, in social and professional settings. SlideThe CEO had enough clout to change the policy.
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Behind the ScenesPlay
Clout is often used to describe behind-the-scenes influence rather than public, official power. SlideDespite retiring, he still wields considerable clout.