swing the balance

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Definition of swing the balance

: to change a situation so that one person, group, etc., is more able or likely to succeed than another Both candidates are qualified, but her experience could swing the balance in her favor.

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“Swing the balance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swing%20the%20balance. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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