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    to tip the scales

    What does it mean in the following sentence?

    'They aren't America's heaviest newborn twins on record, but they certainly tip the scales: Sean William Maynard and Abigail Rose Maynard weighed in at a combined 23 pounds and 1 ounce at birth this week, a North Carolina hospital announced Friday.'


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    Re: to tip the scales

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    What does it mean in the following sentence?

    'They aren't America's heaviest newborn twins on record, but they certainly tip the scales: Sean William Maynard and Abigail Rose Maynard weighed in at a combined 23 pounds and 1 ounce at birth this week, a North Carolina hospital announced Friday.'
    They haven't achieved the record of being the heaviest twins at birth, but are very nearly the heaviest.

    It is a not very good pun on using scales to weigh babies.

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