rooting interest

rooting interest

A strong desire to support a particular person or group. Primarily heard in US. My brother is a huge sports fan and has a rooting interest in all our local teams. I have a rooting interest in that candidate and am going to be campaigning for her.
See also: interest, root
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That certainly heightens my rooting interest, and I hope it does the same for you.
for good and ill, the show revolves around frequently irritating protagonists that will present a challenge to viewers' rooting interest, but there are enough moments of sheer awkwardness and bawdy humor to make this a series a core audience should be able to like, if not, you know, love.
Simian, which means you may have a rooting interest in this so-so drama with Zac Efron playing a dance-music DJ (or aspiring DJ).
By upending well-established labor law and standards, the NLRB has walked away from its basic mission as an impartial arbiter in employer-employee relations and taken a clear rooting interest in outcomes that overwhelmingly favor organized labor at the expense of employers and employees.
We want to widen the net by growing the sport and creating a rooting interest.
But I know how much they love soccer and I don't think anything is going to get in the way of their rooting interest in a football team, or a soccer team, or whatever you want to call it.
As a proud alumnus of two historically Black universities, I have a rooting interest in the collective success of HBCUs.
I think there's a rooting interest for her," he added.
Ryan Braun, the Hebrew Hammer and our main rooting interest, has nothing to be embarrassed about.
issues, as well as being a guidance center for rooting interest about the
He welcomed us into his home for dinner, invited us to local bar association functions, and developed a rooting interest in our intramural softball team.
The crowd felt more like that of one of the NFL's Super Bowls, where more than half the people in the crowd are there merely for the spectacle and have no rooting interest.
To endure that peculiar agony, season after season, requires something more than purely a rooting interest in the outcome.
The intruder doesn't wear an athletic uniform or have a rooting interest, other than finding a portal of entry into the skin and causing unsightly infections, that, if not treated correctly, can be life-threatening.
There was a real rooting interest in how France fared in the Great War.