redress the balance


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redress the balance

To do what is necessary to restore balance or equality to an unequal situation. The company has been attempting to redress the balance of gender inequality among its various branches. The candidate promises to redress the balance of working-class voters' representation in congress.
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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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Kevin Chapman, chair, West Midlands Campaign for Better Transport The council is at last beginning to redress the balance and the replacement of the subways by One Stop is a welcome move.
Well just to redress the balance, here are some indisputable facts: 1.
FOOTBALLERS often get a bad press these days so it's only right and proper to redress the balance.
In a time when slagging off the health and care sectors has become a national sport, I'd like to do a tiny bit to redress the balance.
Mr Murphy will say: "We must utilise the resources we have to redress the balance: to put the emphasis not just on translating language to claim a benefit, but to teaching language to get a job."
Kidderminster boss Stuart Watkiss made three half-time substitutions in an attempt to redress the balance but it made no difference as Tyson wrapped up the points in the 67th minute, claiming his 22nd goal of the season with a simple tap-in from six yards out.
But Mr Button is planning to redress the balance by expanding his own conveyancing department with the emphasis on service and clients always being able to deal with an individual person, rather than a team of people.
With the help of the Racing Post's excellent tipping services, I confidently expect to redress the balance with the Irish during 2004!
Labour is now trying to redress the balance in Parliament.
But Tim, who recently did a stint in Coronation Street, admitted that he took the role of Stan Carter because it was "a good part" and not to redress the balance.
Perhaps you will allow me to try to redress the balance by drawing your readers attention to a recent survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
A report presented to the fire authority on Monday said it had not been able to hire new people to redress the balance because of a recruitment freeze.
Whitchurch narrowly lost twice to Guildford last year and will be looking to redress the balance this time out, buoyed by the team spirit and commitment shown by their new look squad in gaining a well-deserved point at Fareham last week.
NOW that we have read from Alderman Mike Olley (Mail, January 4) that the right man to replace Clive Dutton as head of regeneration and planning is Professor Dave Bailey, who clearly has the right credentials, will Alderman Olley be giving the same amount of publicity to the other nameless candidates to redress the balance? In the same article Mike Olley has blown the gaff on decision-makers within the city council by insinuating they take no note of equal opportunities by stating "let's hope they are able to help the city get its man (for a man it will probably be)".
Simon Donahue opened the scoring for the visitors but it took Burscough just six minutes to redress the balance.