throw your weight behind someone
throw (one's) weight behind (someone or something)
To wield one's influence or power to support or promote someone or something. The small-town candidate is hoping the senator throws his weight behind him in the race. If we can get a corporation to throw its weight behind our charity campaign, we can raise even more money.
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throw your weight behind someoneuse your influence to help support someone. informal
2000 South African Times U.K. Tony Blair and…Bill Clinton have thrown their weight behind a South African-engineered ‘Marshall Plan’ to rescue the developing world from deepening poverty.
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- throw (one's) weight behind (someone or something)
- throw your weight behind something
- put (one's) weight behind (someone or something)
- put/throw your weight behind something
- carry weight with (someone or something)
- be replaced by (someone or something)
- hit above (one's) weight
- punch above (one's) weight
- punch above your weight
- punch above/below your weight