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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The Tory Party leader in the Scottish Parliament, Ruth Davidson MSP, is putting her weight behind Jeremy Hunt's candidature for Conservative leader, having seen her preferred choices, Sajid Javid and Michael Gove, knocked out of the race.
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