tipping...evenly balanced scales in favor of the incunbent
Chinese translation: FYI
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08:09 Dec 10, 2004
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:tipping...evenly balanced scales in favor of the incunbent
At any rage, Fort Smith returned John by a overwhelming tally, tipping the congressional district’s evenly balanced scales in favor of the incunbent.
=> tipping the scales/balance in favour of the incumbent
Explanation: tipping the scales/balance in favour of the incumbent
balance = a device used for weighing things. It consists of two dishes hanging from a bar which shows when the contents of both dishes weigh the same. => 秤(称)
秤(称) = balance; steelyard eg 拿秤称称 weigh it in a balance (or on the scales)
tip the scales (also tip the balance) = If something tips the scales it is the thing which causes a particular situation to happen or a particular decision to be made, when other situations or decisions are possible. eg The teams were evenly matched until two quick goals from Robson tipped the balance in favour of England. She was a good candidate, but her lack of computer skills tipped the scales against her.
the incumbent = holding a particular office 现任的;在职的 eg the incumbent president 现任总统
the incumbent = the person who has or had a particular official position eg The present incumbent (of the post) is due to retire next month.
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