If Michelle Shocked was in politics, her nickname might be “The see-saw.”
After months of see-saw battles in the Sahara Desert, Libya's rebels are now making their first serious push to Tripoli.
A broad base of support in the middle brings balance to the see-saw of political power.
Over the last century, American politics has tended to see-saw between panics about immigrants and panics about blacks.
The youth and the missionary advanced towards a group of the children, whose souls, for the time being, were steeped in a see-saw.
Roger left the see-saw and climbed to the top of the board fence.
What does a burlesque imitation of a see-saw like you know about fellows in my class?
Or there's only one process, and "see-saw" is one of its aspects.
If they pull equally up hill, sometimes they see-saw and pull in jerks on a level road.
For these two tendencies throughout the world are like a see-saw.
also seesaw, 1630s, in see-saw-sacke a downe (like a Sawyer), words in a rhythmic jingle used by children and repetitive motion workers, probably imitative of the rhythmic back-and-forth motion of sawyers working a two-man saw over wood or stone (see saw. Ha ha.). Reference to a game of going up and down on a balanced plank is recorded from 1704; figurative sense is from 1714. Applied from 1824 to the plank arranged for the game.
also seesaw, "move up and down," 1712, from see-saw (n.). Related: See-sawed; see-sawing.