weigh on

phrasal verb

weighed on; weighing on; weighs on
: to make (someone or something) sad, depressed, or worried
The bad news is really weighing on me.
I can tell that something is weighing on his mind.

Examples of weigh on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frequent and large revisions to economic data are weighing on Federal Reserve decision-making, Governor Michelle Bowman said. Elisabeth Buchwald, CNN, 31 Jan. 2024 In another factor that could weigh on rents, the Federal Reserve has projected multiple interest-rate cuts this. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 25 Jan. 2024 Again, King would call them beloved children of God, made in the image of God, so that’s weighing on my heart right now. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Jan. 2024 Gregory Daco, chief economist at global consulting firm EY, noted that the elevated prices could also weigh on consumer spending and in turn slow economic growth. Max Zahn, ABC News, 6 Jan. 2024 Being a woman of color in a predominantly white, rural town had always weighed on her, but a recent job loss and serious car crash had made the claustrophobia a new type of unbearable. Lauren Peace, Orlando Sentinel, 2 Jan. 2024 The decision to end certain outpatient addiction programs and other intensive mental health services, as well as reduce the nonprofit’s staff by 15% clearly weighs on the longtime social worker. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 1 Jan. 2024 Years of chronic underperformance has weighed on Macy's shares, making the company a relatively attractive acquisition target. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 22 Jan. 2024 By Shirley Zhao / Bloomberg January 16, 2024 11:35 PM EST Hong Kong residents no longer have the world’s longest life expectancies, with the city relinquishing its crown to Japan as Covid and overall stress weighs on local lifespans. TIME, 17 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Weigh on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weigh%20on. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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