balance against


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balance (something) against (something else)

To compare two things, typically one that is positive and one that is negative, often in order to make a decision. You need to balance the long commute against how much you like the job.
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balance (something) against (something else)

to consider one thing in reference to another; to weigh one possibility against another possibility. We will have to balance all the good he did against all the bad. The good will be balanced against the bad in the final reckoning.
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balance against

v.
To consider the value of something in relation to another thing: To be fair, we must balance the problems in this plan against its possible benefits.
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into some of history's ugliest footnotes: support for the intemperate Shah of Iran; the bombing of civilians in Vietnam and ultimate destabilization of Southeast Asia; kidnap, murder, assassination, and coup in Chile; the liquidation of hundreds of thousands of "leftists" in Indonesia; a coup in Guatemala that led to four decades of mayhem and butchery; legally dubious escapades in Nicaragua; complicity in the slaughter of uncountable Catholic laypeople, clergy, and religious in El Salvador; support of Saddam Hussein as a balance against Iran, followed by a war against an overly ambitious Hussein, culminating in the shameful abandonment of Kurds and Shiites foolish enough to join a U.
These texts provide a crucially necessary balance against the still strong tendencies toward a Luther-centered interpretation of the Reformation.
McGee says, "In a time when groups like Students for Academic Freedom clamor for balance against pervasive liberal bias in the university, CLM is building on a quarter century of experience with the little-known minority of Christian professors in the secular university.
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Works on: This is a ground-based chest exercise that requires use of the core musculature (ab muscles) and balance against the backward pull of an elastic band.
The ASF Real Estate Securities Portfolio offers investors regular income, long-term growth potential, and balance against the effects of a volatile equity market.
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Works on: This is a ground-based upper back exercise that requires recruitment of the core musculature (ab muscles) and balance against the forward pull of the band.
Funari continued: "Over the past two years the company's strategy has been to expand its scope of activity in high-technology health care services in order to diversify and provide better balance against the potential risks that exist in health care and medical technology.
Friday, Canada showed its balance against the lesser Belarus by getting goals from seven different players.
said that AFI's track record of accuracy allows it clients to use the forecasts as a check and balance against other forecasts that paint an overly optimistic view of the future and include human opinion.
color) Ziggy Palffy, left, and the Kings were caught off balance against Dan Hinote and Colorado most of the night.
Beck sBaid she hopes there is an ongoing advisory committee to provide the ``check and balance against the county'' to prevent excessive building.