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90s Slang You Should Know

tightrope walker

an acrobat who performs on a tightrope
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tightrope walking, noun
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  • Telephone to the clown, or the juggler, or the tightrope walker, or the horseback rider.

  • Should you like to be a juggler, a tightrope walker, or a clown?

  • Kendricks made a nervous joke about a tightrope walker, but when his turn came he picked his way securely, without losing balance.

    The Planet Savers Marion Zimmer Bradley

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