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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.
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Fernandinho's 72nd-minute equaliser swung the balance City's way after De Bruyne's opener had been cancelled out by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Adrien Rabiot gave PSG the lead.
The fall in audience figures over the last couple of years swung the balance in ITV's favour," an industry insider said last night.
That swung the balance of the game back to them and it was hard to take.
But Swann's removal of Sehwag swung the balance and set England on course for a win that would leave them needing only a draw in the fourth Test in Nagpur for a first series victory in India since 1985.
O'Grady swung the balance in the Owls' favour with a low drive from the side of the six-yard box that stand-in West Ham goalkeeper Ruud Boffin should have done better with, but it was veteran stopper Weaver who was the star of the show.
O'Grady swung the balance in the Owls' favour with a low drive from the side of the box which stand-in West Ham goalkeeper Ruud Boffin should have done better with, but it was veteran stopper Weaver who was the star of the show.
The recent downturn has, said Mr Hughes, swung the balance in favour of temporary jobs as companies are less certain about the future.
In the same division, AXA Life held high flying Diplomat FC to a 0-0 score line at the half way point in their game, but three goals in a ten minute spell swung the balance in favour of the visitors during the second period.
Closing with three consecutive birdies with so much at stake was about as courageous as it gets - and it swung the balance back in his favour as we go into a fascinating last-day battle for the ninth and final automatic place in Colin Montgomerie's team.
That left Arsenal as the only club he would join in the capital and the fact they could offer Champions League football swung the balance in their favour.
They missed both conversion attempts and a simple first-half penalty whilst a kick from half way deep in injury time which would have swung the balance fell short.
Host teams also benefit from a favoured choice of venue but Argentina's decision to opt for a hard surface rather than clay may not have swung the balance decisively in their favour.
Dai Brown (24) and Darren Grant (23) looked to have Newtown on course for victory, but two wickets from Phil Lewis swung the balance.
A draw at Motherwell on Saturday finally swung the balance of power in Celtic's favour.
That swung the balance back in Cliftonville's favour but, despite having the majority of the play, they simply couldn't find a way through and Ports keeper David Miskelly was untroubled - even finding time for an impromptu game of headers with a ballboy at one point.