put (one's) weight behind (someone or something)

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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 something

use 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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Speaking to party workers and office bearers belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA here, he said when the PPP moves it jolts all others, adding that mid-term elections would have been held if his party put its weight behind Imran Khans PTI led protests against the government last year.
THE European Distiller of the Year last night put its weight behind the Boys In Green to bring the country Euro glory.
Storage integrator STME has elected to put its weight behind IBM following its recent decision to move away from selling Sun Microsystems solutions in the wake of its integration with Oracle.
Summary: ABU DHABI -- HSBC, one of the largest creditors to Dubai World, put its weight behind a debt restructuring plan put forward by the state-owned conglomerate, saying it expected positive results soon.
Summary: For the second year running, the National Health Insurance Company -- Daman, has put its weight behind WALK UAE, the nation's landmark Diabetes awareness event (scheduled for Friday November 28 2008 in Abu Dhabi).
THE Welsh Assembly Government has put its weight behind the Wales Care Awards by promoting a special award - Dignity in Care.
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust has put its weight behind the campaign that urges staff, patients and visitors to clean their hands.
Paramount has put its weight behind a film based on Charles Burns' graphic novel "Black Hole," tapping David Fincher for helming duties.
A leading agrochemical manufacturer has put its weight behind the industry's lobby campaign against reforms to the sugar beet industry.
The Government's decision to put its weight behind the event follows warnings that this could be the capital's last chance to stage the most high profile fixture in sport for many years.
One reason Disney put its weight behind the 1998 legislation was to keep Mickey and the gang on the plantation; Eldred's backers subsequently adopted "Free the Mouse" as an unofficial slogan.
THE Industry Committee is the latest body to put its weight behind the BHB's future funding plan for racing, and it has joined in the call urging racecourses to follow suit at their meeting next Tuesday.
The ABD has put its weight behind a series of petrol pump boycotts, starting on August 1.