rooting interest

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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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Because I was raised by a Depression-era Brooklyn-born father who pledged loyalty to certain teams but not particular cities--he rooted for the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, NBA's Boston Celtics, and NCAA's Army Cadets (back when the Black Knights of the Hudson were a national power)--I grew up with rooting interests all over the map.
They quickly put aside their rooting interests, met the next day at the restaurant, returned the ring and spent 25 minutes talking baseball.
Rooting interests are a ragtag bunch of Special Forces operatives, none of them stable enough to pass a standard psych exam, yet plenty resourceful when it comes to exacting revenge.
Synopsis: While the general public is evenly divided in its rooting interests in this Sunday's Super Bowl, pro football fans say they would rather the Arizona Cardinals (44%) than the Pittsburgh Steelers (35%) prevail.
Maybe so, but when it comes to football, the two towns have put their rooting interests aside to cheer on the 28 Sutton and 12 Douglas players that make up the team.
For instance, our household is a potpourri of rooting interests, especially this time of year as the pennant races heat up.
Nice problem: Tom Barber, the SCPGA Hall of Famer and longtime Griffith Park head professional who also runs the Tom Barber Golf Center in Moorpark, finds himself with rooting interests at opposite ends of the country this week.
boy who murdered his mother and grandmother for money offers no rooting interests and even less mystery.
A year after Funny Cide upset the almighty Empire Maker in the Kentucky Derby, the toothiest of his grinning owners will be back at Churchill Downs with no horse but multiple rooting interests.
Zegers and Smith provide the mildest of rooting interests, but no two-legged character onscreen has a prayer against the combined antics and curly-lipped, toothy facial reactions of Bernie, Mac and Louie, all
Indeed, when their lives are threatened near the end by a bunch of humorless, monocle-wearing Nazis, the audience's rooting interests may land squarely with the fascists.