redress the balance


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redress the balance

Readjust matters, restore equilibrium, as in If our party wins in a few big cities, it will redress the balance of urban and rural interests in the House . [Mid-1800s]
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The council could start to redress the balance by fining the selfish motorists who park their cars on grass, especially in winter.
Sylvia Waterson, 51, Post Office worker, Wallsend: I think it would be a good idea and redress the balance.
Kidderminster boss Stuart Watkiss made three half-time substitutions in an attempt to redress the balance but it made no difference as Tyson wrapped up the points in the 67th minute, claiming his 22nd goal of the season with a simple tap-in from six yards out.
He says the UK currently represents a small part of its overall business but it is aiming to redress the balance.
But Mr Button is planning to redress the balance by expanding his own conveyancing department with the emphasis on service and clients always being able to deal with an individual person, rather than a team of people.
With the help of the Racing Post's excellent tipping services, I confidently expect to redress the balance with the Irish during 2004
Labour is now trying to redress the balance in Parliament.
Penny Samworth, a partner at Stratford's Lodders Solicitors, believes new powers which will turn squatting into a criminal offence will redress the balance of recent years.
In a statement the council said: "Government could do much to redress the balance by considering differential business rates between in town and out of town stores, by supporting and encouraging local authorities to employ town centre managers and by using its call-in powers if planning authorities are minded to favour out of town developments.
Action must be taken to redress the balance, no one in the Government can say they weren't warned.
Simon Donahue opened the scoring for the visitors but it took Burscough just six minutes to redress the balance.
Friends of the Earth wants the Competition Commission to look into claims that supermarkets are pushing down prices and then to take action to redress the balance of power in the dairy supply chain.
I'VE had more than a few digs at Tottenham over the years, so it's only fair to redress the balance occasionally.
The First Minister is looking to redress the balance by putting in place training establishments for this sole purpose, and I wish him every success as it is vital we have an equally balanced workforce.
However, the Labour Government in Westminster continues to bury its head in the sand, reassuring those of us that live outside London that 'steps will be taken' to redress the balance.