tip the scales

tip the scales
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  • tip the scales at — (something) to be measured as being a particular weight. He s added more muscle to his frame, and now tips the scales at 268 pounds …   New idioms dictionary

  • tip the scales — phrasal or tip the scale 1. : to register weight on a scale or balance tips the scales at 210 pounds Current Biography 2. : to shift the balance of fortune, influence, or power a blind world in which building and destroying successively …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip the scales — 1. to make something more or less likely to happen, or to make someone more or less likely to succeed. Recent environmental disasters have tipped the scales against oil producers. (often + against) The sudden economic growth in the area should… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tip the scales — change or influence a decision, the upper hand    If you speak two languages, it could tip the scales in your favor when you apply for a job …   English idioms

  • tip the scales at 12 stone — tip the scales at 12 stone/200 pounds etc/informal phrase to weigh a particular amount The defending champion tips the scales at 18 stone 6. Thesaurus: weight and describing weighthyponym general words for heavy thingssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip the scales at 200 pounds — tip the scales at 12 stone/200 pounds etc/informal phrase to weigh a particular amount The defending champion tips the scales at 18 stone 6. Thesaurus: weight and describing weighthyponym general words for heavy thingssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip the scales at something — tip the scales at (something) to be measured as being a particular weight. He s added more muscle to his frame, and now tips the scales at 268 pounds …   New idioms dictionary

  • tip the scales at something — tip the scales at sth idiom to weigh a particular amount • He tipped the scales at just over 80 kilos. Main entry: ↑tipidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip the scales — ► tip (or turn) the scales (or balance) be the deciding factor; make the critical difference. Main Entry: ↑scale …   English terms dictionary

  • tip the scales — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To weigh. * /Martin tips the scales at 180 pounds./ 2. or[tip the balance] To have important or decisive influence; make a decision go for or against you; decide. * /John s vote tipped the scales in our favor, and we won… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tip the scales — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To weigh. * /Martin tips the scales at 180 pounds./ 2. or[tip the balance] To have important or decisive influence; make a decision go for or against you; decide. * /John s vote tipped the scales in our favor, and we won… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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