shift/tip/tilt the balance of power

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Definition of shift/tip/tilt the balance of power

: to cause a state or situation in which one country or group (such as a political party) has more power than a competing one Their party's loss of two members shifted/tipped the balance of power in the legislature. The law tilts the balance of power towards corporations.

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“Shift/tip/tilt the balance of power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shift%2Ftip%2Ftilt%20the%20balance%20of%20power. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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