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English definition of “swing the balance”

swing the balance

If something swings the balance , it is the thing that causes a particular situation to happen or a particular decision to be made instead of other situations or decisions that are possible : This latest election promise might just swing the balance in the government's favour .Decisions and deciding
(Definition of swing the balance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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