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high wire

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noun
  1. a tightrope stretched very high above the ground.

Origin of high wire

First recorded in 1880–85
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  • But for three years we corresponded with some frequency; it was a thin-ice, high-wire business, but I pulled it through.


British Dictionary definitions for high wire

high wire

noun
  1. a tightrope stretched high in the air for balancing acts
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