carry weight with (someone or something)(redirected from carried weight with them)
carry weight with (someone or something)
To wield importance or influence with someone or something. Due to your status, your remarks carry weight with the public, so I encourage you to speak out on this issue—people might finally start taking it seriously. Without research to support these claims, I'm afraid they won't carry weight with anyone.
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