tilt the scale(s)

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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, the experience of the failed investors in Iran will help undermine the attempts of religious parties in the Arab countries, and ultimately tilt the scales in favour of more stable, secure and prosperous economies.
Felipe Natividad, chief of the Bohol Provincial Police Office ), to show justifiable and legal grounds warranting the legality of the arrest of the petitioners, the court is therefore constrained to tilt the scales of justice and rule in favor of the petitioners and against the respondent,' Daray said.
It is still relevant, and forcefully underlines two negotiating aces that can tilt the scales in your favour.
Despite these, and acknowledging the substantial progress made, I must note that differences remain on a number of issues on governance, European Union, and the economy, the most important of which touch on the core of the issues of properties, territory, security and guarantees, which will tilt the scales and indicate whether a solution is possible," the president said.
This can also tilt the scales in favour of Meizu, with Reliance Jio's recent big splash on LTE and VoLTE calling.
What seemed to tilt the scales this time was the apparently different role the secular Pakistan People's Party (PPP) assumed -- raising the mercury by fronting the opposition alongside the PTI for a judicial inquiry into the first family's acquired assets.
Summary: With the battle over the presidency still raging, both March 14 and March 8 blocs appear ready to play the waiting game until regional and internal developments tilt the scales decisively in one direction or the other.
His entry to the party was said to be driven by the BJP and the Sangh Parivar's assumption that the former Bajrang Dal convener could tilt the scales in favour of the party, especially in Belgaum, in Karnataka.
Silken Express meets that rival on slightly better terms on this occasion, and that could be enough to tilt the scales in her favour.
Still Believing is getting 17lbs from her stablemate, and I think that will be more than enough to tilt the scales in her favour.
8220;While we can't say for certain which business they'll ultimately choose, we can tilt the scales in favor of RS Cleaning Services by optimizing the company's search engine rankings and providing plenty of incentives for visiting the corresponding Web site.
Marquez is confident with his past four months of training, saying his improvements in speed and power will tilt the scales in his favor.
Jim Goldie saddled his stable stalwart Hawkeyethenoo to win the competitive Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood and that may well tilt the scales in his favour, while David O'Meara's bet365 Mile triumph with Penitent at Sandown was one of the highlights of a terrific season for the North Yorkshire trainer.
On some issues, they were more inclined to tilt the scales in favor of science.
Romney has a clear lead among males and Evangelicals; White males tilt the scales Romney's way.