carry a lot of weight
To be important; have authority: My opinions don’t carry a lot of weight (1690s+)
a light to be carried in the hand, consisting of some combustible substance, as resinous wood, or of twisted flax or the like soaked with tallow or other flammable substance, ignited at the upper end. something considered as a source of illumination, enlightenment, guidance, etc.: the torch of learning. any of various lamplike devices that […]
- Carry a tune in a bucket
carry a tune in a bucket Related Terms someone can’t carry a tune in a bucket
(in U.S. income-tax law) a special provision allowing part of a net loss or of an unused credit in a given year to be apportioned over one or two preceding years, chiefly in order to ease the tax burden. Compare carry·forward (def 2).
a sealed container for food, beverages, etc., as of aluminum, sheet iron coated with tin, or other metal: a can of soup. a receptacle for garbage, ashes, etc.: a trash can. a bucket, pail, or other container for holding or carrying liquids: water can. a drinking cup; tankard. a metal or plastic container for holding […]