be in the balance

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be in the balance

To be in a state of jeopardy or uncertainty. I'm afraid that my scholarship is in the balance now that I've been accused of plagiarizing a paper.
See also: balance

be/hang in the balance

if something hangs in the balance, no one knows whether it will continue to exist in the future or what will happen to it Judd's career hung in the balance last night after his team lost their sixth successive game. The financial situation is by no means resolved and the club's future is still very much in the balance.
See also: balance