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Tip the scales

DEFINITION

Make an effort or achieve an advantage that aids in winning or success. ‘Scales’ of course refers to a device for weighing two amounts of something, so to tip the scale in one’s favor is to gain advantage and profit. (Compare to Card up one’s sleeve.)

“Now that I have my B.S. from college, it may be enough to tip the scales in my favor for the next promotion.

 

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