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tilt the balance/scales

(also tip the balance/scales) If something ​tilts the ​balance, it is the thing that ​causes a ​particularsituation to ​happen or a ​particulardecision to be made when other ​situations or ​decisions are ​possible: This might just tilt the ​balance in the government's ​favour.
(Definition of tilt the balance/scales from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tilt the balance/scales”
in Chinese (Simplified) 打破平衡/使天平倾斜, 起决定性作用…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打破平衡/使天平傾斜, 起決定性作用…
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