throw something on the scale

be thrown into the scale (of something)

obsolete To be added to something in order to its importance, relevance, or influence. The conquered nation has been thrown into the scale of the empire's domain, securing yet another region over which it reigns. The government must ensure that any such legislation is thrown into the scale of public confidence.
See also: scale, thrown

throw something on (or into) the scale

emphasize the relevance of something to one side of an argument or debate.
See also: on, scale, something, throw
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