n. 敲打，猛打; （尤指政治上的）影响; 破布
If you clout someone, you hit them.
Rachel clouted him...
The officer clouted her on the head.
A person or institution that has clout has influence and power.
Mr Sutherland may have the clout needed to push the two trading giants into a deal...
The two firms wield enormous clout in financial markets.
1. a target used in archery
2. special advantage or influence;
3. a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
4. (boxing) a blow with the fist;
1. strike hard, especially with the fist;
ne'er cast a clout till May be out
As markets sputter, analysts are regaining some clout.
The salesperson in the example above didn't have clout.
Cast never a clout till may is out.
Once you help deliver that number, you've got more clout and people want you to stay.
While London could be known for its creative talent, what It'still lacks is commercial clout.