put (one's) weight behind

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put (one's) weight behind

To wield one's influence or power to support or promote something. The small-town candidate is hoping the state senator puts his weight behind her in the race. If we can get a corporation to put its weight behind our charity campaign, we can raise even more money.
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put/throw your weight behind something

use all your influence and power to support something: Several of the country’s leading politicians have thrown their weight behind the campaign.
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I am a fervent believer in independent and small businesses and being on the board will allow me to put my weight behind the work ACS does," said Dowdney.
I would like to put my weight behind the Middlesbrough street wardens as I feel I have the knowledge to compare both sets.
He told the inquiry: ``The project was heading for disaster and I put my weight behind those who thought itshould be put on hold.
Juan has contacted me and asked me to put my weight behind his bid.
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