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weigh on

1. For an additional weight to burden or bend something or cause it to droop. The fallen tree must have weighed on the other to the point that both fell. I'm just worried about all the snow weighing on the roof.
2. By extension, to be a burden or impediment to. A noun or pronoun can be used between "weigh" and "on." It feels good to finally get that off my chest. The guilt has weighed on me for years. All the extra orders have been weighing on us a bit, but hopefully we'll be able to get back to normal operations after the holidays.
See also: on, weigh

weigh (up)on someone

Fig. to burden or worry someone. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The problems at the office were beginning to weigh upon Mr. Franklin. My problems began to weigh on me.
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weigh on

Also, weigh upon. Depress, as in His criticism weighed on her, or The long silence began to weigh upon us. This idiom was first recorded in 1775.
See also: on, weigh

weigh on

or weigh upon
v.
1. To cause to sink or bend heavily by or as if by added weight: The bad news weighed on the prices of oil stocks. A coating of ice weighed upon the slender branches.
2. To preoccupy someone with a feeling of guilt or blame: The consequences of their mistake weighed on them. Heavy guilt weighed upon the thief.
See also: on, weigh
References in classic literature ?
On the 15th, he tried again, and was again refused; and having now been used for the last two months to see his friend almost daily, he found this return of solitude to weigh upon his spirits.
She never battled with the public, but submitted uncomplainingly to its worst usage; she made no claim upon it in requital for what she suffered; she did not weigh upon its sympathies.
The youth could see this conviction weigh upon the entire regiment until the men were like cuffed and cursed animals, but withal rebellious.
Ralph was reading, but she had noticed for some time that his eyes instead of following the print were fixed rather above the page with an intensity of gloom that came to weigh upon her mind.
This affair does not, then, weigh upon your conscience?
I am conscious of the warnings that weigh upon him, but I am also conscious of his absolute legitimacy to be candidate," said Torrent, calling for dialogue with Madrid to resolve the situation.
However, the subdued performance of electricity generation and the output of Coal India Limited may weigh upon the growth of mining and electricity in December 2017," added Nayar while giving an outlook going forward.
Topics around sterilization and infection prevention have such primacy in healthcare facilities that it is easy to start looking at them as if they existed in a void, completely independent of the connected considerations that weigh upon staff.
Ian Taylor, chief executive of top oil trader Vitol, said that "stocks of crude and products continue to build and these will weigh upon the market".
This must be addressed swiftly because these Egyptian workers are responsible for providing the expenses of their families that still reside in Egypt, as well as all the other expenses that weigh upon their shoulders.
The lowest ranking cities in the region are Damascus (229) and Baghdad (230), both of which have witnessed continual violence and terrorist attacks that weigh upon the daily life of locals and expatriates.
Land based interconnectors are effectively extensions of existing transmission networks, and unless their sclae is significant relative to the existing network, or there are other specific development challenges, Moody's would not expect implementation to weigh upon the credit quality of a TSO.
The intention of the Fed remains unclear at this stage and this uncertainty looks set to weigh upon markets for the remainder of this week.
One can imagine how much these issues have taken center stage as they weigh upon the discussion of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.
Released as my spirit will be when this my body crumbles and dies; freed at last from the pains and sorrows which now weigh upon me, divorced for ever from the anguish and longings of the human heart" (232).