One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have a weight of (a specified amount)‘this phone tips the scales at only 5 ounces’
- ‘At almost 6-5, Smith gained weight to tip the scales at 217 pounds on Friday morning.’
- ‘The Super Black Eagle, tipping the scales at 7.5 pounds, weighs only a few ounces more than its standard 12-gauge counterpart like the M1 Field.’
- ‘Through this regimen of exercise, diet, and sleep, it is not unusual for some wrestlers to weigh more than 150 kilograms, and a few tip the scales at 200 kilograms and higher.’
- ‘The six-footer has been lifting weights for five years and tips the scales at 190 pounds.’
- ‘Naomi tipped the scales at 119 kg, while Jo weighed 111 kg.’
- ‘The girl, to be named Octavia, weighed 5lb 1oz, while her brother, Merlin, tipped the scales at 4lb 10 oz.’
- ‘This shaves an impressive 4 oz of weight from the bantamweight pistol, which only tips the scales at 24 oz empty, with the mag.’
- ‘He now tips the scales at perhaps one third of his full adult weight, which makes him something like one fifth of Dolly's massive bulk.’
- ‘A month into their challenge, the pair, who between them, tipped the scales at just under half a tonne at their first weigh in, have each already lost nearly a stone.’
- ‘He did make the weight and tipped the scales at 121 after being overweight by four pounds the day before.’
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