Definition of tip or turn the scales or balance in English:
Be the deciding factor; make the critical difference: her current form tips the scales in her favour
More example sentences
- Depending on the extent of the difference in rank, however, other factors can tip the balance.
- This was, probably, the over-riding factor that finally tipped the scales and made him decide to make the trip at last.
- A large enrolment - of 95 students - for French immersion kindergarten next September was one factor that tipped the balance.
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