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pillar of strength

A supportive or emotionally strong person. My aunt has been a pillar of strength for me, helping me through many difficult moments in my life.
See also: of, pillar, strength

lend support to (something)

1. To add information or details to something, especially to make it seem more credible or probable. Do you have any evidence that lends support to your assertion? We cannot do anything that will lend support to our opponents' allegations about us.
2. To provide assistance or approval to something. The president is lending support to the governor's re-election campaign. Your department will have responsibility, but the sales team will lend support to the project if needed.
See also: lend, support

moral support

Emotional or psychological support that one provides in order to give someone a feeling of confidence, encouragement, approval, or security. My dad's coming with me for moral support while I go make my complaint to the commissioner. After a breakup, it's important to surround yourself with friends and family who can give you moral support while you're feeling down.
See also: moral, support

emotional support animal

A pet officially certified by a doctor or mental health professional to travel with one in order to provide some manner of comfort or emotional support (typically relating to a mental health condition). Can I bring my emotional support animal with me on the plane?

emotional support dog/cat/etc.

A pet officially certified by a doctor or mental health professional to travel with one in order to provide some manner of comfort or emotional support (typically relating to a mental health condition). The specific type of animal is named after "support" Can I bring my emotional support cat with me on the plane?
See also: cat, dog, emotional, support

be for someone or something

 and be for doing something
supporting or in favor of someone or something. I'm for abandoning the scheme. Mary is running for office, and the whole family is for her.

pillar of strength

 and pillar of support
someone or something that consistently provides moral, emotional, or financial support as does a pillar. My parents are my pillars of support. John looked to God as his pillar of strength.
See also: of, pillar, strength

moral support

Emotional or psychological backing, as opposed to material help. For example, There's not much I can do at the doctor's office, but I'll come with you to give you moral support . [Late 1800s]
See also: moral, support

lend supˈport, ˈweight, ˈcredence, etc. to something

make something seem more likely to be true or genuine: This latest evidence lends support to her theory.
See also: lend, something

(give somebody) ˌmoral supˈport

(give somebody) your friendship, encouragement, approval, etc. rather than financial or practical help: Will you stay and give me some moral support while I explain to him why I’m late?Your moral support alone isn’t enough. We need money to fund this cause.
See also: moral, support

be for

To be in favor of something or someone: I'm definitely not for cutting down the trees; we need the shade. Are you for these candidates, or against them?
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The court rejected this argument stating that it implied the only amount required to be designated as child support in a divorce agreement is an amount in excess of that required under state law, since state law automatically would cause part of unallocated support payments to be considered child support.
First, using a qualitative research strategy, we asked participants to identify their sources of career development support other than mentoring relationships.
The barriers to child support of low-income levels and hostile interparental relationships are important to understand, since there is an enormous gap between child support payment guidelines and what single-parent families receive.
systematic instruction, facilitating natural supports, etc.
The bill would also require license revocation - both drivers and professional licenses - for anyone more than 90 days late with a child support payment (some states have such programs already), and create mandatory federal wage withholding and W-4 tracking.
Over the past 5 years, network members have struggled with a variety of issues, some of which were directly related to doing the essential functions of job coaching, such as developing activities which help people with limited knowledge of the world of work, to choose what they want to do, forging new or different relationships with coworkers, other providers, VR counselors, and the business community; developing marketing skills and materials that address the specific needs of each group of customers; providing for the changing support needs of the supported employees; and facilitating coworkers' understanding of the nature of supported employment and the role of the job coach.
Successful facilitation of inherent supports within specific environments requires a support system for the individual that is as custom made as the individuals goals and aspirations for their life.
The concept of social support as a powerful mediating force to assist people to cope with environmental stressors has attracted much attention in the mental health literature over the past several decades (Caplan 1974; Pearson 1990).
It is the CRT who continues to visit the job site at least twice each month and who assists the employer and worker in continuing to build upon the on-site supervision and co-worker support network initiated during training.
In the job coach model, a rehabilitation agency staff person known as a job coach, job trainer, or employment specialist provides support services to employees with severe disabilities at community job sites.