carry an amount of weight

carry (an amount of) weight

To wield (some amount of) importance or influence. Due to your status, your remarks carry a lot of weight, 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 don't carry much weight. The name of the company still carries weight in this industry, even if it has been out of the spotlight for the last few years.
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carry (an amount of) weight

tv. to have a degree of influence. Tom carries a lot of weight with the mayor. Ask him.
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