rooting interest

rooting interest

A strong desire to support a particular person or group. Primarily heard in US. My brother is a huge sports fan and has a rooting interest in all our local teams. I have a rooting interest in that candidate and am going to be campaigning for her.
See also: interest, root
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That certainly heightens my rooting interest, and I hope it does the same for you.
for good and ill, the show revolves around frequently irritating protagonists that will present a challenge to viewers' rooting interest, but there are enough moments of sheer awkwardness and bawdy humor to make this a series a core audience should be able to like, if not, you know, love.
Simian, which means you may have a rooting interest in this so-so drama with Zac Efron playing a dance-music DJ (or aspiring DJ).
By upending well-established labor law and standards, the NLRB has walked away from its basic mission as an impartial arbiter in employer-employee relations and taken a clear rooting interest in outcomes that overwhelmingly favor organized labor at the expense of employers and employees.
We want to widen the net by growing the sport and creating a rooting interest.
But I know how much they love soccer and I don't think anything is going to get in the way of their rooting interest in a football team, or a soccer team, or whatever you want to call it.
As a proud alumnus of two historically Black universities, I have a rooting interest in the collective success of HBCUs.
I think there's a rooting interest for her," he added.
Ryan Braun, the Hebrew Hammer and our main rooting interest, has nothing to be embarrassed about.
issues, as well as being a guidance center for rooting interest about the
He welcomed us into his home for dinner, invited us to local bar association functions, and developed a rooting interest in our intramural softball team.
To endure that peculiar agony, season after season, requires something more than purely a rooting interest in the outcome.
The intruder doesn't wear an athletic uniform or have a rooting interest, other than finding a portal of entry into the skin and causing unsightly infections, that, if not treated correctly, can be life-threatening.
There was a real rooting interest in how France fared in the Great War.