strengthen the hand of (someone)

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strengthen the hand of (someone)

To give someone the ability to do something better, more forcefully, or more effectively. The law aims to strengthen the hands of federal officers when making arrests on suspicion of illegal immigration. The scandal is yet another issue that will strengthen the hand of her opponent in the run up to the election.
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The workers of the party were united under the provincial president of ANP Amir Haider Khan Hoti and delivering the party message on every door to ensure that people know the party policies and strengthen the hands of our leadership for the development of the country.
The PPP leaders pledged that they will remain loyal to the party and will strengthen the hands of party chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
They appealed to the people to strengthen the hands of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in facing the challenges for a safe and developed Pakistan.
Now she is out to strengthen the hands of CPM by weakening Congress.
contribute to strengthen the hands of the terrorists," said the Foreign Office
It added, "The Pope's evasion cannot be interpreted as anything but justifying terror against Jews and this can only strengthen the hands of radicals and offer them encouragement.
Once again, the authors seem concerned that if they make any concessions to negotiation-based efforts, they will strengthen the hands of those seeking negotiated outcomes with Iran, Syria, or North Korea.
JI wants to take back the looted money from corrupts rulers and people needs to strengthen the hands of his party in this regard, he added.
Bringing a resolution in Parliament will not serve any purpose, rather it would strengthen the hands of the enemies sitting across the border," Abdullah, who is also National Conference chief, told reporters outside Parliament according to PTI.
He asked PML-N leadership to shun the inflexibility in their stance and strengthen the hands of opposition leader so that tough time could be given to government on national issues.
TARBELA -- Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan said that the country is passing through a difficult time and the nation needs to strengthen the hands of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif to bring out the country from the existing crises.
They said that the day of general elections would be an accountability day for the former corrupt politicians and people would vote for Jamaat-e-Islami so as to strengthen the hands of Islamic parties and to take their revenge from the vested elements.
The approval of the act, he said besides the province will also strengthen the hands of federal government and guarantee speedy trial in the courts.