carry weight

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Definition of carry weight

: to be important or meaningful especially in influencing others He was considered a man of solid judgment, and his opinion upon all matters, private and public, carried weight.— Edward Bulwer-Lytton Her opinion carries a lot of weight with us, and we often seek out her advice before making any important decision. Your promises would carry more weight [=be more meaningful] if you didn't break them so often.

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“Carry weight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carry%20weight. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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