Значение идиомы tip the scales

[tip the scales] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To weigh.

Martin tipsthe scales at 180 pounds.

2. or [tip the balance] To have importantor decisive influence; make a decision go for or against you; decide.

John’s vote tipped the scales in our favor, and we won theelection.

Compare: TURN THE TIDE.


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Значение идиомы tip the scales