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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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