Translation of "tip the scales" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

tip the scales

(also tip the balance)

If something tips the scales, it is the thing which causes a particular situation to happen or a particular decision to be made, when other situations or decisions are possible

打破平衡局面;起决定性作用
The teams were evenly matched until two quick goals from Robson tipped the balance in favour of England. 两队本来势均力敌,直到罗布森很快攻入两球,形势开始变得对英格兰队有利。
She was a good candidate, but her lack of computer skills tipped the scales against her. 她本来是个不错的候选人,但她缺乏计算机技能,这对她很不利。

(Translation of “tip the scales” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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