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I am behind you all the way.(Sense-In support of)

I am with you all the way. (Sense-In support of)

Are there any difference in meaning?

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There is, or at least can be, a subtle difference of meaning, but in many situations the two phrases can be interchanged with no real change of meaning.

"I am behind you" suggests that the speak is in support of the listener, but the listener is the primary person involved, the one actually doing whatever the action is. "I am with you" suggests, or at least may suggest, a more cooperative situation, a joint effort. But this is a subtle difference, and in many cases a fluent speaker might use either of the two forms without considering this distinction

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The two expressions essentially mean the same thing.

I am behind you

does imply that you are the leader and I am a supporter, but the implication is not strong. Moreover,

I am with you

does not preclude the idea that you are the leader and I am a supporter.

In fact, I suspect most native listeners would not consciously be aware of the difference.

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