Definition of “tilt the balance/scales” - English Dictionary


“tilt the balance/scales” in English

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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 particular situation to happen or a particular decision 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)