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 Balance (The).Balayer. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
He has a good balance at his bankers. His credit side shows a large balance in his favour.   1
   Balance of power. The States of Europe being so balanced that no one nation shall have such a preponderance as to endanger the independence of another.   2
   Balance of trade. The money-value difference between the exports and imports of a nation.   3
   To balance an account. To add up the debit and credit sides, and subtract the less of the two from the greater. The remainder is called the balance.   4
   To strike a balance. To calculate the exact difference, if any, between the debit and credit side of an account.   5

 Balance (The).Balayer. 


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