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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In our early days we put our weight behind proposals to build a new crossing across the Tees - the Transporter Bridge.
This is one reason - there are many others - where we all need to put our weight behind the more radical approach of UK Ultraspeed and their maglev technology, which, of course, advocates the East coast route for their super high speed service.
It is about time that everyone took ownership of the litter problem and we are happy to put our weight behind it.
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