swing the balance

swing the balance

To be the factor or provide the element that makes something happen or leads to success. We're hoping that the addition of new outdoor seating helps to swing the balance for the restaurant. A lot of the entries were very similar, so I'm hoping that the uniqueness of mine swings the balance in my favor.
See also: balance, swing
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Grand National favourite Blaklion heads the weights and Cook hopes the fact The Dutchman receives almost a stone from his main rival will swing the balance of power.
The pair contested the final of the Milton Keynes event with Cross winning 6-5, but that was a floor tournament and White has far more experience of TV competitions, which could swing the balance in his favour.
Forster tried to swing the balance back in his favour when he roughed up the spot as he towered above Milner, whispering in his ear.
She claims 5lb and that can help swing the balance in the Gran Canaria Queen's favour.
These are the small things that can swing the balance of the game.
Another reads: "This pledge is nothing more than an outright assault on the right to strike, and is intended to swing the balance of industrial power even further towards the employers in this country.
Prince Turki al-Faisal made the remarks in an interview with American daily newspaper Washington Post, urging supplying arms to the militants to swing the balance of power on the ground in Syria, which is now in favor of President Bashar al-Assad.
Protegee Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), catches his eye and they forge an intense bond that might swing the balance of power back in favour of mankind.
But in a close election, the two candidates' stands on health care issues could help swing the balance among some voters," he added.
The Match of the Day pundit believes the team Paisley, and later Joe Fagan, created at Anfield would have provided stern opposition for the current Barcelona side, but admits the presence of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and the indomitable Lionel Messi could swing the balance in the Spaniards' favour.
Without the slate system, Copts will not perform strongly in any general elections," he said, implying that the Muslims, who constitute the majority of voters, are able to swing the balance of votes in favour of Muslim candidates.
Greater taxation on petrol or diesel engine cars could eventually swing the balance in favour of EVs, he adds.
Duchess Dora deserves this step up to Listed level and her previous course experience might just swing the balance in her favour.
And Stoke's boss is planning to organise a summit of other managers to search for ways to swing the balance back.
Elena hitches up with a dodgy Frenchman (Rufus Sewell), who is sneakily importing large quantities of glycerin into the US South, to swing the balance of power in the civil war Can Zorro and his faithful horse Tornado stop him, and win his wife back?