balancing act

/ ˈbælənsɪŋ /


  1. a circus act in which a performer displays his or her balancing ability
  2. a situation requiring careful balancing of opposing groups, views, or activities

    a delicate balancing act between Greek and Turkish interests

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Along with contorting, she also performs an astonishing balancing act.

At his church, dealing with good and bad news has become a balancing act.

This racial balancing act makes Belle one of the most genteel yet uncomfortable depictions of racism ever to grace the screen.

In light of these factors, Israel is maintaining a delicate balancing act.

He considers the title a “balancing act,” one that “speaks to interns on their level, empowers them, and gives them a voice.”

A girl and a type climb one of the tall lamp-posts and prepare to do a mid-air balancing act, when rescued by the others.

Answer: The traditional banks all over the world failed at maintaining the balancing act between risk and reward.

"Now, Peleg, do the great balancing act," said Fred Century.

Why just sit around and act audience while I do the balancing act.


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