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 6ft 4in flanker, who tips the scales at nearly 18 stone, is putting his weight behind JCB Agriculture as a brand ambassador.
e powerful 6ft 4in |anker, who tips the scales at nearly 18 stone, is putting his weight behind JCB Agriculture as a brand ambassador.
John Lightfoot, chairman of South Shieldsbased company Solar Solve Marine, is putting his weight behind plans to renovate a neglected headstone for Joseph Bell, who was chief engineer on the ill-fated Titanic sunk by an iceberg in 1912.
Roy, who first supported the idea of a Tote Foundation before putting his weight behind Sir Martin Broughton's rival bid, has said he would work to ensure Betfred maintained the commitments they have made as part of their deal with the government.
SIR IAN BOTHAM is putting his weight behind a new form of cricket aimed at youngsters.
No doubt, if the duke keeps putting his weight behind the application, the regulators will eventually tug their forelocks and defer to his wishes, just as they have with his equally unpopular developments at Beadnell and The Braid at Amble.
DAVID VAN ZANTEN is putting his weight behind St Mirren's new campaign with some body-building sessions.
He's putting his weight behind Vegas because of the money the fans are going to save.
Rugby hero Gavin Henson is putting his weight behind a campaign to raise testicular cancer awareness.
A STRONGMAN who is putting his weight behind a new anti-bullying campaign will visit Coventry schools.
The Northern funny man is putting his weight behind the Oxfam Unwrapped range of gifts.
Bullied himself as a child, the strongman - who regularly pulls trucks and even planes - is putting his weight behind Birmingham City Council's anti-bullying campaign.
The politician lives under constant threat of assassination since putting his weight behind the US-led War On Terror.
John McWilliam, MP for Blaydon, is putting his weight behind Alzheimer's Awareness Week which takes place from July 4 to 10.
And Councillor Phil Robinson, Deputy Leader (Environment), said: 'Scott has shown great loyalty and pride in Cardiff City and now he is publicly demonstrating to fans his pride in the city of his birth, by putting his weight behind Keep Cardiff Tidy.
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