put/throw one's weight/influence behind

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Definition of put/throw one's weight/influence behind

: to use one's influence to support (something) Lobbyists are throwing their weight/influence behind the legislation.

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“Put/throw one's weight/influence behind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%2Fthrow%20one%27s%20weight%2Finfluence%20behind. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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