lend weight to (something)

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lend weight to (something)

To embellish something; to add information or details to something, especially to make it seem more credible or probable. He splashed mud all over his car and clothes to lend weight to his story about being in the mountains all weekend. We cannot do anything that will lend weight to our opponents' allegations about us.
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Dressed in his trademark high-collared dark suit, he was pictured walking with the aid of a cane, lending weight to theory he has been receiving theory he has been receiving treatment for a leg treatment for a leg injury or illness.
The heavy metal pioneers have also enjoyed a triumphant series of sell-out shows - lending weight to Aussie housewife Helen Maidiotis's 'Sir Ozzy' petition.
The report reveals for the first time that the 73-year-old Abu Dhabi victim owned camels and was treating a diseaA[degrees]sed camel in the days before he was infected, lending weight to speculation that the disease may originate from camels or goats.
Lending weight to that argument is the fact that Mark Hughes' side have lost 13 out of 18 on the road, the highest away loss tally in the top flight and although QPR are desperate for points in their battle for survival, they could be beaten 'to nil', an outcome Paddy Power prices at 10/11.
Summary: SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc's new iPad throws off a lot more heat than the previous version, lending weight to complaints on Internet forums that the hot-selling tablet computer could get uncomfortably warm after heavy use, an influential consumer watchdog found after running tests.
The threat to the future of the Ward Union, which has historic links with Fairyhouse racecourse, prompted a vigorous response from fieldsports enthusiasts, with many racing personalities lending weight to the campaign.
Some at least of such cases have been labelled political victimisation, lending weight to the accused being offered relief through the now defunct NRO.
As 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this anniversary is a special occasion lending weight to the need to protect the rights of children - including their rights relating to HIV and AIDS.
Now, the slow beginning to Cycle 24 is lending weight to the prediction of Leif Svalgaard (S&T: July 2007, page 29) that the coming cycle will be "the weakest in a century.
The comments, in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde, are likely to be seized on by the Tories as lending weight to their argument that the move will not be effective.
Lending weight to Stone and bolstering the overall star power are A-listers including Nicholas Cage, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney, Abhishek Bachchan and Goldie Hawn.
The speed of the rush to wards the movement feels a little false but it does generateasense of a group being whipped into a frenzy with believable characters lending weight to a plot that wants to show how easy it is for the seide as to take hold, as it did in the '60s California classroom on which this is based.
Lending weight to the final decision were elements such as, achievements of marketing objectives, targeted use of public and media relations distinguished by a vibrant advertising campaign.
Nearly 130 units have already been reserved, lending weight to predictions that retiring boomers may not migrate.
The Basel Committee, which meets under the auspices of the Swiss-based Bank for International Settlements, maintains that it is still on track to publish the final Basel Accord guidelines by June 30, but there has been significant divergence between banks, largely over the lending weight that should be attached to credit cards.