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.
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The EC should decide if the release of the film in the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha elections tilts the balance or benefits a particular political party during the elections.
The former has a 3lb penalty to contend with thanks to last month's Lennox Stakes success and that tilts the balance in favour of Aidan O'Brien's three-year-old - who can prove that 7f suits him well.
Gronkowski's physical presence further tilts the balance of the game New England's way.
There are few short positions while the number of hedge fund longs is at the highest level since 2014, which tilts the balance of risks to the downside.
Click on the video above to hear our experts talking about whether five-in-a-row will be weighing on Geordie minds -- and whether the return of Allardyce tilts the balance in Sunderland's favour.
"It tilts the balance." Lewis said it was not clear when these breaches took place, but noted that "people did wake up to this issue in the last couple of years and made it harder."
What tilts the balance in Delhi's favour is that apart from a strong and in- form batting, comprising of captain Virender Sehwag, David Warner and Mahela Jayawardene, the team has a much stronger bowling attack, led by pacers Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron.
MICHAEL BRADLEY says John Afoa's suspension tilts the balance of the Heineken Cup semi-final against Ulster.
It could provide evidence that tilts the balance of probability in such cases," Prof Mackintosh said.
As Alan Dershowitz, an American lawyer and commentator on the Arab-Israeli conflict put it: this could be the "one serious mistake that tilts the balance against Israel in any future negotiations."
It is a question of human rights and that tilts the balance. I don't think you can discriminate when it's a question of human rights.
This tilts the balance, from cell growth, to cell suicide.
Writing ahead of the Queen's Speech due this week, he suggests that the present system which prohibits the citing of previous convictions to a jury in serious cases tilts the balance too far in favour of the criminal enabling them to get way unpunished far too easily.
15 ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE now tilts the balance in favor of zinc, finding that lozenges taken every few hours at the start of a cold slash its average duration nearly in half.
ONE man doesn't make a team but the absence of Cordoba's star striker from their playoff against Girona tilts the balance in favour of the visitors, writes Steve Davies.