Meaning of “tip the balance” in the English Dictionary

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"tip the balance" in American English

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tip the balance

also tip the scales

to cause a change, esp. in making something more likely to happen:

Introducing new fish to the lake tipped the balance and made it very hard for the trout that were already living there.

(Definition of “tip the balance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)