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English definition of “tilt the balance/scales”

tilt the balance/scales

(also tip the balance/scales)
If something tilts the balance , it is the thing that causes a particular situation to happen or a particular decision to be made when other situations or decisions are possible : This might just tilt the balance in the government's favour .Decisions and decidingAffecting and influencing
(Definition of tilt the balance/scales from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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