tilt the balance

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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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Andray Blatche took over from Douthit shortly thereafter and also helped Team Philippines to a silver medal finish, this time behind the Chinese in 2015 in Changsha where the Filipinos tilted the balance of the tournament with a win over Iran in the earlier rounds.
But Pakistan's share in bilateral trade is only $257 million, which has tilted the balance of trade heavily in favour of Malaysia.
Impact has also come from the ongoing and busy typhoon season in the North West Pacific, affecting Asia at large, that has disrupted normal shipping business and may have tilted the balance in favour of owners for the time being.
He highlighted that Pakistan's imports from China stood at a whopping $18 billion while exports were a meagre $2 billion, which tilted the balance highly in favour of China by a massive $16 billion.
He shared a stand of 116 in 35 overs with Andy Hodd (64) before two wickets in the last hour tilted the balance back Middlesex's way as Yorkshire trailing by 35 on 235 for six, with Bresnan 72 not out from 178 balls with seven fours.
NWA's work tilted the balance towards west coast rap in the late 80s on songs such as Boyz-N-The Hood and Straight Outta Compton.
The injury problems suffered by Warren Gatland's men, rather than England's team changes, which seems to have tilted the balance towards the Red Rose.
How Wales will curse themselves for two mistakes late on that tilted the balance in favour of Joe Schmidt's troops.
Asked if he thinks the tie will go into the third day, Amritraj said: "We have a good doubles team in Leander and Rohan, and we would be happy to have a 1- 1 result on the opening day of the tie." Djokovic's presence in Bangalore would have certainly tilted the balance in Serbia's favour but Amritraj is not complaining.
Clara simply refused to yield, and Ryan's goal eventually tilted the balance and earned them their second title to go with the one they won in 1986.
The game took on a different shape then and a tactical battle followed that tilted the balance in the favour of the far more experienced Shehab, winner of numerous top honours across the globe.
Speaking on the occasion, Yassar Sakhi Butt, President ICCI said that current increase in bilateral trade between Pakistan and Malaysia was subsequent to the signing of FTA between the two countries in 2007 but Pakistan's share in the bilateral trade is only $257 million, which has tilted the balance of trade heavily in favour of Malaysia, thus, there is a dire need to balance this gap by increasing export of Pakistani products to Malaysia.
Losing two hours to the weather tilted the balance too far from the batsmen and Durham made 82-6.
Home advantage may have tilted the balance of the tie slightly in Wrexham's favour but the hosts look poor-value favourites at 21-20 to win inside 90 minutes and the value may lie with Cambridge who can be backed at 3-1 to advance without the need for extra-time.
"A court decision tilted the balance in favor of the Russian monopoly Lukoil in its fight with Bulgaria's customs office", Der Standard went on to say, as cited by Bulgaria's Focus news agency.