throw your weight behind sth

Ⅰ.
throw your weight behind sth
to use your power to support a project, an idea, etc.: »

Senior politicians threw their weight behind the charity's campaign.

Main Entry: throw
Ⅱ.
throw/put your weight behind sth
to use all your influence to support something: »

The building firm threw its weight behind criticism of the government's new planning restrictions.

Main Entry: weight

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • throw your weight behind something — throw your weight behind someone/something/ phrase to use your power to support a plan or a project The minister has thrown his weight behind the campaign. Thesaurus: to support an idea, plan or personsynonym Main entry: throw …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw/put your weight behind sth — ► to use all your influence to support something: »The building firm threw its weight behind criticism of the government s new planning restrictions. Main Entry: ↑weight …   Financial and business terms

  • put your weight behind sth — throw/put your weight behind sth ► to use all your influence to support something: »The building firm threw its weight behind criticism of the government s new planning restrictions. Main Entry: ↑weight …   Financial and business terms

  • put your weight behind something — throw/put your weight behind sth idiom to use all your influence and power to support sth • The government has thrown its weight behind the anti pollution campaign. Main entry: ↑weightidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw — [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive] 1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem: • There is no point throwing money at the… …   Financial and business terms

  • weight — noun 1 amount sth weighs ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, heavy, immense ▪ light ▪ extra ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • weight — Either gross weight, net weight, or tare weight. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. weight weight 1 [weɪt] noun [countable, uncountable] how heavy something is, measured using a particular system: • The weight of the new …   Financial and business terms

  • throw — throw1 W1S1 [θrəu US θrou] v past tense threw [θru:] past participle thrown [θrəun US θroun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(throw a ball/stone etc)¦ 2¦(put something carelessly)¦ 3¦(push roughly/violently)¦ 4¦(make somebody fall)¦ 5¦(move hands/head etc)¦ 6¦(confuse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weight — weight1 W2S1 [weıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount somebody/something weighs)¦ 2¦(how fat)¦ 3¦(heaviness)¦ 4¦(heavy thing)¦ 5¦(worry)¦ 6¦(importance)¦ 7¦(amount)¦ 8¦(for measuring quantities)¦ 9¦(for sport)¦ 10 throw your wei …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • throw — 1 verb past threw past participle thrown 1 THROW A BALL/STONE ETC (I, T) to make an object such as a ball move quickly through the air by moving your hand quickly: throw sth at/to/towards etc: Someone threw a stone at the car. | Cromartie throws… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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