tip the scales at something

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.


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  • 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 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 balance — ● tip * * * tip the balance/scales/ phrase to give someone or something enough of an advantage to influence a result or decision Her youth and competitiveness tipped the balance in her favour. Thesaurus: to make something possiblesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • tip — tip1 W3S2 [tıp] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(end)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(advice)¦ 4 the tip of the iceberg 5 on the tip of your tongue 6¦(waste)¦ 7¦(untidy)¦ 8¦(horse race)¦ 9¦(warning)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1,4 5; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tip — tip1 [tip] n. [ME tippe, akin to MLowG tip, point, top, Ger zipf in zipfel, an end, tip, prob. < IE base * dumb , tail > Avestan duma , tail] 1. the pointed, tapering, or rounded end or top of something long and slim 2. something attached… …   English World dictionary

  • tip — tip1 [ tıp ] noun ** ▸ 1 narrow/pointed end ▸ 2 extra money you give ▸ 3 useful suggestion ▸ 4 where you take garbage ▸ 5 dirty/messy place ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a narrow or pointed end, especially of something long or thin: tip of: the tip of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tip */*/ — I UK [tɪp] / US noun Word forms tip : singular tip plural tips 1) a) [countable] a narrow or pointed end, especially of something long or thin tip of: the tip of your nose/finger the southern tip of the island b) a piece that has been fixed to… …   English dictionary

  • tip — 1 /tIp/ noun 1 END (C) the end of something, especially something pointed: Use the tip of the brush to paint fine lines. | The tip of her nose was red. see also: fingertip 2 MONEY (C) a small amount of additional money that you give to someone,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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