throw (one's) weight behind (someone or something)

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throw (one's) weight behind (someone or something)

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

COMMON If you throw your weight behind a person or plan, you do everything you can to support them. The U.S. government is promising now to throw its weight behind the peace negotiations. Northern Ireland's three newly elected MEPs have all thrown their weight behind the campaign. Western governments have thrown their weight behind the leader.

throw your weight behind someone

use your influence to help support someone. informal
2000 South African Times U.K. Tony Blair and…Bill Clinton have thrown their weight behind a South African-engineered ‘Marshall Plan’ to rescue the developing world from deepening poverty.
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He said: "If the Government is to achieve its aim of raising standards, it must throw its weight behind improving the attractiveness of leadership posts.
I appealed to the union to throw its weight behind the Scottish Socialist Party in Scotland as it is in tune with their aims.
The cabinet at the same time vows to throw its weight behind Housing Minister Adel Al Sebeih who is facing a grilling in parliament over a range of decisions to cut housing welfare.
My fondest hope is that it will throw its weight behind Trent Lott and Jesse Helms in future elections.
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At last, a politician has emerged that Ginger Snaps can really throw its weight behind.