tip the balance

idiom

Definition of tip the balance

: to change a situation so that one person, group, etc., is more able or likely to succeed : to give an advantage to someone or something Both candidates are qualified, but her experience tips the balance in her favor.

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“Tip the balance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tip%20the%20balance. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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