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weigh (up)on someone

Fig. to burden or worry someone. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The problems at the office were beginning to weigh upon Mr. Franklin. My problems began to weigh on me.
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weigh on somebody

to cause someone anxiety or worry Her daughter's illness definitely weighed on her mind.
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weigh on something

to push something down High energy prices weigh on a company's profits by increasing production costs.
Usage notes: usually used in connection with financial markets or prices
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weigh on

Also, weigh upon. Depress, as in His criticism weighed on her, or The long silence began to weigh upon us. This idiom was first recorded in 1775.
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weigh on

or weigh upon
v.
1. To cause to sink or bend heavily by or as if by added weight: The bad news weighed on the prices of oil stocks. A coating of ice weighed upon the slender branches.
2. To preoccupy someone with a feeling of guilt or blame: The consequences of their mistake weighed on them. Heavy guilt weighed upon the thief.
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References in classic literature ?
On the 15th, he tried again, and was again refused; and having now been used for the last two months to see his friend almost daily, he found this return of solitude to weigh upon his spirits.
The youth could see this conviction weigh upon the entire regiment until the men were like cuffed and cursed animals, but withal rebellious.
Ralph was reading, but she had noticed for some time that his eyes instead of following the print were fixed rather above the page with an intensity of gloom that came to weigh upon her mind.
This affair does not, then, weigh upon your conscience?
cried the tailor, terrified at the responsibility which would weigh upon him; "I to oppose the desire, the will of M.
He was crushed by poverty, but the anxieties of his position had of late ceased to weigh upon him.
Not only did the silence weigh upon them, but they were both unable to frame any thoughts.
His heart is as good as thine or mine but he hath more in his pate than ever you will carry under that tin pot of thine, and as a consequence he can see farther into things, so that they weigh upon him more.
I am shocked, uncle, to interrupt you again--but these horrid hats of Arnold's are beginning to weigh upon my mind.
Dickens' popularity, in his own day and since, is due chiefly: (1) to his intense human sympathy; (2) to his unsurpassed emotional and dramatic power; and (3) to his aggressive humanitarian zeal for the reform of all evils and abuses, whether they weigh upon the oppressed classes or upon helpless individuals.
My meditative silence appeared to weigh upon the spirits of this worldling, and to force him, as it were, into talking to me against his own will.
Cyrus, perceiving that his father gradually resumed the old direction, forbore to interfere; nor, though something began to weigh upon his heart, did his adventurous nature permit him to regret the increased length and the mystery of their way.
Land based interconnectors are effectively extensions of existing transmission networks, and unless their sclae is significant relative to the existing network, or there are other specific development challenges, Moody's would not expect implementation to weigh upon the credit quality of a TSO.
The intention of the Fed remains unclear at this stage and this uncertainty looks set to weigh upon markets for the remainder of this week.
Houston Wire & Cable Company (Houston Wire) is struggling to increase its net income as slowdown in the Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) business continue to hurt sales while higher freight costs and customer incentives weigh upon the margins.