balance out(redirected from balanced out)
To equalize two things, or to neutralize something with something else. I'm hoping that sleeping in tomorrow will balance out all of my late nights this week. I sent her flowers, hoping that a sweet gesture would balance out our terrible first date.
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to equal out; to become even or fair. These things all balance out in the end. Don't worry. Things will balance out.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To be or become equal in amount, value, or effect: I had to spend more money this year, but my higher income and my increased spending balanced out.
2. To cause to be equal in amount, value, or effect; equalize: Unfortunately, my loan payments balance out my new income, so I don't have any more money to spend now than I did before.
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