put (one's) weight behind (someone or something)(redirected from put (one's) weight behind)
put (one's) weight behind (someone or something)
To use one's influence or power to support or promote someone or something. The small-town candidate is hoping the state senator puts his weight behind her in the race. If we can get a corporation to put its weight behind our charity campaign, we can raise even more money.
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put/throw your weight behind somethinguse all your influence and power to support something: Several of the country’s leading politicians have thrown their weight behind the campaign.
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