Writing of the Declaration of Independence

His/Her Name Carries Weight

 

The phrase his/her name carries weight is used in reference to the power, influence, authority, ability, or gravitas that an individual has to the point where even using his/her name would garner support.

 

Example:

 

Senator Ken Stolle’s name carries so much weight that simply mentioning that he supports a candidate might be enough to win an election.

See Coattail Effect