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hold the balance of power

to be ​able to ​support either ​opposingside in a ​competition, etc. and ​therefore be ​able to ​decide who will ​win: If independents do end up ​holding the ​balance of ​power, then they ​decide whether ​Labor or the Liberals ​govern for the next four ​years.
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Translations of “hold the balance of power”
in Chinese (Simplified) 举足轻重,掌握决定权…
in Chinese (Traditional) 舉足輕重,掌握決定權…
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