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throw your weight behind somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthrow your weight behind somebody/somethingthrow your weight behind somebody/somethingSUPPORT A TEAM OR PLAYERto support a plan, person etc and use your power to make sure they succeed The party leadership is throwing its weight behind the campaign. throw
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throw your weight behind somebody/somethingWhy he chose to throw his weight behind a man who stood such a slender chance remains unclear.Chris is following in the footsteps of other Merseyside sports personalities by throwing his weight behind drugs prevention.The idea has been mooted of throwing our weight behind her version.Feminists threw their weight behind Mrs Killea's campaign, and hundreds of students attended a rally in support of abortion rights.Bahlman is throwing his weight behind the cultural center proposal.When the idea hit the streets, we at Guitarist were unanimous in wanting to throw our weight behind the project.But Gloucester learnt their lesson and threw their weight behind the task.
throw your weight behind somebody/somethingthrow your weight behind somebody/somethingSUPPORT A PERSON, GROUP, OR PLANto use all your power and influence to support someone or something The US has thrown its weight behind the new leader. weight
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throw your weight behind somebody/somethingBut Gloucester learnt their lesson and threw their weight behind the task.Chris is following in the footsteps of other Merseyside sports personalities by throwing his weight behind drugs prevention.Feminists threw their weight behind Mrs Killea's campaign, and hundreds of students attended a rally in support of abortion rights.The idea has been mooted of throwing our weight behind her version.Why he chose to throw his weight behind a man who stood such a slender chance remains unclear.When the idea hit the streets, we at Guitarist were unanimous in wanting to throw our weight behind the project.
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