back (someone) for (something)(redirected from backing for)
back (someone) for (something)
To support someone in some pursuit, often election to an office. I'm backing Caroline for student council president—here, have a button!
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back someone for something
to support or endorse someone for something, such as a public office. We all back Tom for president. I am backing Jane for treasurer.
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