put/throw one's weight/influence behind

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

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

throwplay
  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

weightplay
  1. :  the amount that a thing weighs

    :  the standard or established amount that a thing should weigh

    :  one of the classes into which contestants in a sports event are divided according to body weight

  1. :  to oppress with a burden

    :  to load or make heavy with or as if with a weight

    :  to increase in heaviness by adding an ingredient

influenceplay
  1. :  an ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans

    :  an emanation of occult power held to derive from stars

    :  an emanation of spiritual or moral force

  1. :  to affect or alter by indirect or intangible means

    :  to have an effect on the condition or development of

behindplay
  1. :  in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from

    :  in, to, or toward the back

    :  later in time

  1. :  in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of

    : used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer

    :  following in order

  1. :  buttocks


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