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put (one's) weight behind

To wield one's influence or power to support or promote 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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Now in its seventh year, it highlights the fantastic efforts being made in every corner of the Tees Valley and puts its weight behind key issues such as health, education and training, as well as specific projects, including our bid to become a City Region.
The Portman Group would be prepared to scrap its proof of age card scheme if the government puts its weight behind an ID initiative.
Now in its seventh year, it highlights the fantastic efforts being made in every corner of the area and puts its weight behind key issues, such as health, education and training, as well as specific projects, including our bid to become a City Region.
Now in its seventh year, it highlights the fantastic efforts being made in every corner of the Tees Valley and puts its weight behind key issues, such as health, education and training, as well as specific projects, including our bid to become a City Region.
Now in its seventh year, it highlights the fantastic efforts being made in every corner of Tees and puts its weight behind key issues, such as health, education and training, as well as specific projects, including our bid to become a City Region.