tilt the balance

tilt the balance

To change the balance of a situation, such that one side or element is favored or gains advantage. The two candidates are so close in the polls that both are vying for something that will tilt the balance in their favor. The immense interconnectivity of social media has tilted the balance of power somewhat back into the hands of the ordinary population.
See also: balance, tilt
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Lady Justice stands blindfolded to warn the court not to tilt the balance on one side in favour of someone.
Our continuous focus on unwavering quality and our zeal to improvise tilt the balance in our favour", says Mr Amit Jain, MD, CMI ltd.
The constitutional monarchy made military coups easier, reports the Economist, and it's "widely assumed that the succession could tilt the balance in a deep feud which has roiled Thailand's politics for ten years - a sporadically violent class war of sorts that has pitted middle-class urbanites against the rural poor, and which in 2014 brought a particularly oppressive junta to power.
This could be close and in a tight match the visitors' kicking prowess could tilt the balance in their favour.
Together, the laws would tilt the balance heavily towards employers at a time when zero-hour contracts are being widely imposed and job insecurity is rife.
Despite some progress on the political front, spillovers from the Syrian conflict, outstanding political uncertainty, and the volatile security environment pose significant challenges and tilt the balance of risks to the downside," the World Bank said Wednesday in an executive summary released to The Daily Star ahead of the publication of its full annual report on April 30.
City's Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday is crucial as it could tilt the balance for the title and Pellegrini has to decide whether he should recall Aguero, who is injured, for the clash or not, the report added.
The BCCI's Acting CEO, engineer Nabeel Al-Mahmoud, said that the seminar which will be presented in English will discuss several topics related to optimum techniques for successful negotiation, pointing out that the event also discusses how to revolutionise individuals' capabilities to negotiate as partners to achieve win-win situation, suggest appropriate and profitable deals, introduce optimum techniques to tilt the balance of power in your favour anytime, explore novel means to generate extra funds from local clients, gain new accounts, get the best deals from your suppliers and create long-term value through building perfect relations.
Those cuts will tilt the balance of justice towards those who can afford to buy it.
HAMILTON boss Billy Reid reckons the experience of wily campaigner Alec Neil in midfield can help tilt the balance in their favour at Dunfermline.
Richard Halstead, Midlands Director for manufacturers' organisation EEF, said: "The middling growth figures for the start of this year were unlikely to tilt the balance of votes towards a rise this month.
He added: "We need to tilt the balance more in favour of whoever happens to be in Opposition or whoever happens to be a backbencher.
It might yet be enough to tilt the balance back towards Murtagh, but we could get an indication of what effect it might have tomorrow at Dundalk's first evening meeting.
What this does is tilt the balance decisively in favour of developers from the present legal perspective," said Samir Munshi, managing director at Silver Heights, which is into real estate services including investment.
Increased number of the elected non-permanent members will tilt the balance away from the permanent members," he said during a discussion on reforming the veto right.