put (one's) weight behind

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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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During an interview with Arabiya, Hussein said his family constantly puts their weight behind him and encouraged him to participate in several minor competitions to prep himself up for the international one in Malaysia.
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