have bearing on

idiom

: to affect or influence a decision
usually used in negative statements
Personal feelings had no bearing on our decision.

Examples of have bearing on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the Supreme Court’s ruling allows the federal district court overseeing the Smith case to determine whether or not that act—and other similar conduct in the indictment—qualifies as official or unofficial, the ruling could have bearing on the proceedings in Georgia, too. Nik Popli, TIME, 1 July 2024 The case could have bearing on the election interference prosecution against Trump. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 17 Apr. 2024 If Trump were convicted in the January 6th case in Washington, would that have bearing on how courts should view this? Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2023 For SARS-CoV-2, similar dimensions of the immune response could have bearing on how immunity works and how to design a vaccine. Gregory Barber, Wired, 10 July 2020 New York Attorney General Letitia James has indicated the verdict could have bearing on a civil case being pursued by her office. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 7 Dec. 2022 In the case of the Trump property search, once agents and prosecutors assembled their evidence, an independent federal magistrate judge needed to agree that a crime was likely committed and that there was specific evidence at Mar-a-Lago that would have bearing on the crime. Garrett M. Graff, Wired, 9 Aug. 2022 Sanson adds that the attitude a reader has towards Bionic Reading, say after reading about glowing testimonials on social media, may also have bearing on its efficacy. Anne Quito, Quartz, 28 June 2022 Some Penn professors have wondered if Mackenzie’s role in the lawsuit might have bearing on the university’s scrutiny of her credibility. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022

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“Have bearing on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20bearing%20on. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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