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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He said these claims are putting weight behind PM Imran Khan's narrative of unveiling the looters of public money.
Investors' worries over the political uncertainty fueled by the call of public protests by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri from Jan 17, with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) putting weight behind him provided the market good reason to take correction.
"This shows that people who are doing ART, particularly in the United States, are really putting weight behind the goal of having a single, healthy term pregnancy by transferring a single embryo," he said in an interview.
Putting weight behind the Sleep Innovations brand will create more opportunities for the company this year.
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