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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However, home advantage may just swing the balance in favour of Peru.
The capital club are expected to meet Arab champions Homenetmen in the finals, with Arakji's absence likely to swing the balance in Homenetmen's favor.
A surge of funds from creditors into peso-denominated debt securities last month helped swing the balance of so-called 'hot money' flows into positive territory at the end of the first quarter, according to the central bank.
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.
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.
Player-coach Kati Tuipulotu who had been out of action for a couple of weeks through injury went on in the closing stages to successfully steady the ship as the home side threatened to swing the balance.
"I expect EVs to be attractive for a small part of the market--fleet buyers in urban areas--but hybrids will play an increasingly important role in the meantime." Greater taxation on petrol or diesel engine cars could eventually swing the balance in favour of EVs, he adds.
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?