swing in the balance

swing in the balance
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  • swing the balance — swing/tip the balance to make something more likely to happen, or to make someone more likely to succeed. They were both well qualified for the job but Ian had more experience and that tipped the balance. The success of this film could tip the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • swing the balance — phrase to change or to affect the result of something Some decent publicity could have swung the balance in our favour. Thesaurus: to change somethingsynonym Main entry: swing * * * swing the balance : to change a situation so that one person …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip the balance — swing/tip the balance to make something more likely to happen, or to make someone more likely to succeed. They were both well qualified for the job but Ian had more experience and that tipped the balance. The success of this film could tip the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • swing the balance — to change or to affect the result of something Some decent publicity could have swung the balance in our favour …   English dictionary

  • Balance wheel — in a cheap 1950s alarm clock, the Apollo, by Lux Mfg. Co. showing the balance spring (1) and regulator (2) …   Wikipedia

  • tip the balance — ● tip * * * tip the balance/scales/ phrase to give someone or something enough of an advantage to influence a result or decision Her youth and competitiveness tipped the balance in her favour. Thesaurus: to make something possiblesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swing — Swing, n. 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. [1913 Webster] 2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men walk… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swing beam — Swing Swing, n. 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. [1913 Webster] 2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swing bridge — Swing Swing, n. 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. [1913 Webster] 2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swing plough — Swing Swing, n. 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. [1913 Webster] 2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swing plow — Swing Swing, n. 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. [1913 Webster] 2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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