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carry weight

This page is about the collocation carry weight

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to have authority or influence

For example

  • Great references carry a lot of weight when applying for a job.

  • If the jury knows she's a drug addict, her testimony won't carry much weight.

Quick Quiz

An expert's opinion carries weight because it's based on

a. commercial interests

b. scientific research

c. personal beliefs

Contributor: Matt Errey