Definition of redress the balance in English:

redress the balance


  • Restore equality in a situation.

    ‘an opportunity to redress the balance in their fortunes’
    • ‘The edition of the following week merely redressed the balance.’
    • ‘Isn't it now time we redressed the balance by arming his victims so they can fight back?’
    • ‘On the face of it, giving any person the right to appeal a planning decision is merely redressing the balance.’
    • ‘It now leads with eight new comments (two against, six for), somewhat redressing the balance.’
    • ‘That is the stark fact facing health chiefs as they meet today to discuss ways of redressing the balance.’
    • ‘This major review of fares regulation - the first since privatisation - is part of redressing the balance between taxpayers and fare payers.’
    • ‘This is the first step to redressing the balance.’
    • ‘At least this, in some way, redresses the balance.’
    • ‘We took the view that this was an opportunity to redress the balance.’
    • ‘Still, Radio Scotland redressed the balance somewhat by airing a whopping 11 hours of consecutive football output yesterday.’
    compensation, recompense, reparation, restitution, restoration, redress, indemnity, indemnification, atonement, expiation, requital
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