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tilt the scale(s)

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 scale in their favor. The immense interconnectivity of social media has tilted the scales of power somewhat back into the hands of the ordinary population.
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However, Rs6,000 annual income scheme for farmers could tilt the scale in BJP's favour this time.
Maybe a benchmarking trip abroad by NTSA honchos and traffic police bosses could tilt the scale.
last Friday to recall its envoys to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama over their decisions to sever ties with Taiwan, former head of the American Institute in Taiwan Richard Bush believes that Washington intends to "tilt the scale in Taiwan's favor."
In addition, risk factors to exchange rate stability, which we believe is the current policy anchor, in light of ongoing capital outflows may tilt the scale towards a hawkish stance,' stated Afrinvest.
A slim majority of economists believe the BSP will raise interest rates on Wednesday, but opinions are sharply divided, with the weak peso likely to be the factor that will tilt the scale.
Practical training or hands-on experience will definitely tilt the scale in their favour in the job market," ORPIC Oman Aromatic Operations team leader Engg Naeem Saleemi told the seminar.
With everything hanging in the balance, National University, as always, counted on Jaja Santiago to tilt the scale in its favor.
The very presence of Dutch star Wesley Sneijder can tilt the scale in their favour.
In the same vein, Alcala warns us that, in our desire to move away from the Eurocentric approach of the decades before 1992, we should be careful not to 'tilt the scale in the opposite direction'.
By reviewing study after study, the authors drive home that at any time the smallest of factors can tilt the scale to favor either our inner ant or grasshopper, regardless of one's moral compass.
They said that the edge helped them in courting so-called 'sporadic voters', those Americans who would not otherwise vote and could tilt the scale in a tight race.
And when she's done, she renders a decision--quickly if need be, and often leaving room for more information that could tilt the scale toward another determination.
Yet these ARIC findings "certainly tilt the scale" in favor of physician counseling on a case-by-case basis that patients consider making alcohol part of a heart-healthy diet, provided they don't use certain medications or have a strong family or personal history of problem drinking, liver disease, or selected other health problems.
Yet these ARIC findings "certainly tilt the scale" in favor of physician counselling on a case-by-case basis that patients consider making alcohol part of a heart-healthy diet, provided they don't use certain medications or have a strong family or personal history of problem drinking, liver disease, or selected other health problems.
However, these ARIC findings "certainly tilt the scale" in favor of physician counselling on a case-by-case basis that patients consider making alcohol part of a heart-healthy diet, provided they don't use certain medications or have a strong family or personal history of problem drinking, liver disease, or selected other health problems.