Today he evened out the scalesPosted: August 15, 2018
This was uttered by Julia Ainsley on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes show. She was referring to Manafort’s lawyer cross-examining Rick Gates. It is a mashup of three idioms: “even out” (to make something more balanced), “even the score” (avenge a wrong), and “balance the scales” (to make even). A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one and sending it in.