redress the balance


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redress the balance

Readjust matters, restore equilibrium, as in If our party wins in a few big cities, it will redress the balance of urban and rural interests in the House . [Mid-1800s]
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redress the balance

take action to restore equality in a situation.
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redress the ˈbalance

make a situation equal or fair again: They have won the last two games, so today we’ll be trying to redress the balance.
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Our initiative tries to redress the balance by planting hedges and copses.
There is a good way to go to redress the balance and action has been a long time coming, but it is welcome nonetheless.
Social and urban historians here seek to redress the balance by looking at the elite in such cities as Florence, Milan, Paris before and after the Revolution, Liverpool, and Merthyr Tydfil in southern Wales.
Soupfulls will redress the balance," said Laura Molloy, marketing manager for Batchelors.
ROMFORD has had months of justified criticism with regard to the state of the running surface, so I thought I would redress the balance and give credit where it is due.
The 34-year-old dancer hoped to redress the balance in Hollywood, but in the movie he is billed fifth, after Rogers, who was better known to audiences.
However, a novel commissioned by appliance giants Electrolux, called Men In Aprons, hopes to redress the balance by offering subtle tips to blokes about making their home sweet home.
Tripp, a psychologist and sex therapist who had been one of Alfred Kinsey's assistants, spent the last 10 years of his life sifting through the vast Lincoln archive to redress the balance.
City education officials are now working with minority groups in a bid to redress the balance.
McManus aims to redress the balance by exploring the "interplay" between Spenser and the entire class of courtly ladies who formed a significant part of the reading audience and whose character, along with that of gentlemen, the poem also seeks to fashion.
In an effort to redress the balance, Hill takes as his starting point the assertion that 'architecture is made by use and design'.
He also claims that he is trying to redress the balance when it comes to politics in media.
Let us hope that this talented novelist will continue to redress the balance and will do so in works more technically adroit than Heaven's Edge.
There is an obvious historical resonance in Rumsfeld's remarks: one of the Eight was Portugal, and it was in discussing Portugal's affairs in the Commons in December 1825 that British Foreign Secretary George Canning made his famous claim, "I have called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.