carry much weight (to)

 Have significant meaning.
 ► “A clinical pathway by itself may not carry much weight in defending a medical malpractice claim. A pathway should be integral to the medical record and should include outcome criteria and a variance record.” (Hospitals & Health Networks, July 5, 1995, p. 58)

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