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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THE Co-op are putting their weight behind Britain's farmers today with PS75million of price cuts on UK-sourced meat and poultry.
WEST Midlands engineering firms are putting their weight behind ambitious plans to break the world land speed record.
The current Welsh internationals are putting their weight behind the "Legends" development at the prestigious Llandovery College in Carmarthenshire.
WELSH rugby skipper Ryan Jones and teammate Martyn Williams are putting their weight behind a cancer charity.
I'm absolutely thrilled Redcar and Cleveland are putting their weight behind us, too.
Famous faces are putting their weight behind a campaign to save imperial measures.
Actors were today putting their weight behind a battle to save a famous car park which has become an eyesore.
Now the committee members must follow through their reasoning, by putting their weight behind giving the newly privatised Tote the opportunity - not necessarily a guarantee - to extend its exclusive pool-betting licence beyond the agreed seven-year spell.
D18337_1 WEIGH-IN: Putting their weight behind the appeal are (front, from left) Sarah Rouse, Cadelle Tatlow and Sharon Bampton; and (back) Terry Duffy, Jenni Thompson, Bobbie Owen, Rick French, Jane McGaffney, Nick Bampton, Hugh McGaffney and John Rouse.
They're putting their weight behind United chairman Bill Barr's scheme to build a pounds 6million 10,000-seat stadium on the outskirts of the town.
EA said Take-Two's quick acceptance of the bid would have meant them putting their weight behind the game's release.
POWERGEN are putting their weight behind the top two tiers of league rugby in each of the four RFU divisions.
SCHOOL children are putting their weight behind a police campaign to stop motorists speeding.
Many other companies are also putting their weight behind the initiative - but much remains to be done.
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