swing the balance

Definition of swing the balance

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

swingplay
  1. :  to cause to move vigorously through a wide arc or circle

    :  to cause to sway to and fro

    :  to cause to turn on an axis

  1. :  an act or instance of swinging :  swinging movement: such as

    :  a stroke or blow delivered with a sweeping arm movement

    :  a sweeping or rhythmic movement of the body or a bodily part

  1. :  of or relating to musical swing

    :  that may swing often decisively either way on an issue or in an election

balanceplay
  1. :  an instrument for weighing: such as

    :  a beam that is supported freely in the center and has two pans of equal weight suspended from its ends

    :  a device that uses the elasticity of a spiral spring for measuring weight or force

  1. :  to compute the difference between the debits and credits of (an account)

    :  to pay the amount due on :  settle

    :  to arrange so that one set of elements exactly equals another


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