redress the balance

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of redress the balance

formal
: to make a situation fair
  • They've been treated unfairly, and it's time to redress the balance.

Word by Word Definitions

redress play
  1. : to set right : remedy

  2. : to make up for : compensate

  3. : to remove the cause of (a grievance or complaint)

  1. : relief from distress

  2. : means or possibility of seeking a remedy

  3. : compensation for wrong or loss : reparation

balance play
  1. : physical equilibrium

  2. : the ability to retain one's balance

  3. : stability produced by even distribution of weight on each side of the vertical axis

  1. : to poise or arrange in or as if in balance

  2. : to bring into harmony or proportion

  3. : to bring to a state or position of balance (see 1balance 2)


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