tilt the balance

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tilt the balance

To change the balance of a situation, such that one side or element is favored or gains advantage. The two candidates are so close in the polls that both are vying for something that will tilt the balance in their favor. The immense interconnectivity of social media has tilted the balance of power somewhat back into the hands of the ordinary population.
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The 2006 China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has tilted the balance in favour of Beijing, sparking fears among local businesses about trade disparity.
A Gilas Pilipinas side that didn't back down at all on Wednesday night just tilted the balance of power in the Fiba Asia Cup by bringing down defending champion China, 96-87, that put an automatic quarterfinal berth well within reach at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.
NWA's work tilted the balance towards west coast rap in the late 80s on songs such as Boyz-N-The Hood and Straight Outta Compton.
Djokovic's presence in Bangalore would have certainly tilted the balance in Serbia's favour but Amritraj is not complaining.
Clara simply refused to yield, and Ryan's goal eventually tilted the balance and earned them their second title to go with the one they won in 1986.
Speaking on the occasion, Yassar Sakhi Butt, President ICCI said that current increase in bilateral trade between Pakistan and Malaysia was subsequent to the signing of FTA between the two countries in 2007 but Pakistan's share in the bilateral trade is only $257 million, which has tilted the balance of trade heavily in favour of Malaysia, thus, there is a dire need to balance this gap by increasing export of Pakistani products to Malaysia.
TAIPEI: With a single smart and energetic performance, Team Philippines just tilted the balance of power in the 34th Jones Cup basketball tournament.
Losing two hours to the weather tilted the balance too far from the batsmen and Durham made 82-6.
Home advantage may have tilted the balance of the tie slightly in Wrexham's favour but the hosts look poor-value favourites at 21-20 to win inside 90 minutes and the value may lie with Cambridge who can be backed at 3-1 to advance without the need for extra-time.
A court decision tilted the balance in favor of the Russian monopoly Lukoil in its fight with Bulgaria's customs office", Der Standard went on to say, as cited by Bulgaria's Focus news agency.
Though the star who won the match for Punjab was Bhargav Bhat, a 21-year-old unknown left-arm spinner with four wickets from 14 balls, it was the brilliant captaincy of Adam Gilchrist that tilted the balance.
United head for the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday still aggrieved that crucial decisions have tilted the balance of power over the past couple of years.
But his invaluable runs pushed the hosts on to 343 and tilted the balance of the match in their favour.
when some persons excited at watching wild elephants roaming on the banks of the river in the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, tilted the balance of the boat, toppling it over.
A well-constructed halfcentury from Ganguly tilted the balance in India's favour today.