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it will tip it

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it will tip it

Postby DavidDe » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:29 am

Good day,

Help to find out the meaning of word "tip" in the following sentence. I couldn't find much about it in my dictionary collection.

"You put your biggest thing at the end because it will tip it.", narrator said.
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Re: it will tip it

Postby Josef » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:10 am

I would have to have more context to be sure but my immediate understanding of "it will tip it" here is "it will change the balance in your favour" (and you will get the decision that you want).

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