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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game at Filoil Flying V Centre with top hitter Frances Molina still hurting, which could greatly tilt the balance of power especially with Ramil de Jesus back coaching the Cargo Movers.
However, the research organisation concluded that the 12 per cent undecided voters may tilt the balance of the election in Punjab, the country's largest province, thus ultimately determining the fate of the next federal government.Also adding to the uncertainty are allegations that not all political parties are being provided with a level playing field ahead of the polls.
The Rolex Series has helped close the gap on the PGA Tour, but one final push could tilt the balance in our favour.
The nominations will tilt the balance of the chamber slightly in May's favour.
Both Al Ain and Al Jazira remain in AFC Champions League contention but the twin titles earned at Al Ain should tilt the balance in favour of Al Ain talisman 'Amoory'.
Otherwise, individuals and personalities holding levers of judicial powers may tilt the balance of justice and fair play.
'We will sanction with impassioned severity any acts which seek to tilt the balance of harmonious coexistence in the State towards anarchy.
Our continuous focus on unwavering quality and our zeal to improvise tilt the balance in our favour", says Mr Amit Jain, MD, CMI ltd.
First-half tries by Daly's Lions colleague Jack Nowell and fullback Phil Dollman - plus two Steenson conversions - built a 14-3 advantage, yet Gopperth's touchdown just before half-time appeared to tilt the balance psychologically.
"Instead of reinforcing initiatives and ideas to find positive solutions that will be beneficial to all segments of the Bahraini society, speeches and sermons are being used to tilt the balance in favour of one sect or the other.
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.' The crown prince is reported to side with Thaksin Shinawatra, former prime minister who was toppled by a coup in 2006, but whose party continues to win elections.
This could be close and in a tight match the visitors' kicking prowess could tilt the balance in their favour.
The coalition is also demanding that Washington redirect investments, including the annual $3.1 billion granted to the Israeli regime, into services for black people and other oppressed Americans, aid that is much needed to tilt the balance of equality in the US.
While the outcome of the by-elections would not tilt the balance of power in parliament, observers noted that it may offer clues as to whether Mahathir's influence is waning.
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.