put/throw your weight behind 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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throw your weight behind something

COMMON If you throw your weight behind a person or plan, you do everything you can to support them. The U.S. government is promising now to throw its weight behind the peace negotiations. Northern Ireland's three newly elected MEPs have all thrown their weight behind the campaign. Western governments have thrown their weight behind the leader.
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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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She said Cabinet assured PM to convert Kashmir issue into a movement and put weight behind PM Imran's decision to celebrate Friday as Kashmir solidarity day.
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The American policies have just added a new dimension to the polarisation, put weight behind anti-Iran powers.
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Meanwhile, Apple's largest rival Google has already famously put weight behind a self-driving car, the paper said.
The TUC and trade unions put weight behind the campaign for similar arrangements to be introduced here in large part because there is a direct, causal link between smoking at work and deaths caused by second-hand smoke inhalation.
It is crucial to make this information widespread as it will help to put weight behind the urgent need of policy reform and monetary support so that every child is given the chance to experience arts in schools.
I went up for a header and tried to put weight behind it.
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He put weight behind the campaign for black equality but it was seen at the time as a cynical move to win the liberal vote.