tightrope act

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tightrope act

n (lit, fig)Balanceakt m
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Line has handled that tightrope act so far, but the playoffs bring another level of scrutiny.
Among other unusual adventures, the show has regaled viewers with features requiring Yin to learn how to do a tightrope act, climb a coconut tree, ingest all sorts of wriggly and squiggly creatures and participate in unusual sports, like archery and horseback.
It was a tightrope act without a safety net, a trapeze flying loose through the air.
But it's a tightrope act, and even for an artist as comfortable as Minter is treading fine lines of distinction, one whose final effect is ambivalent.
Best of all was the jug of Thai-inspired sauce that I liberally doused my plate with, so subtle and well balanced it could have performed a tightrope act.
THE members of Sir Albert Bore's cabinet have a difficult tightrope act to pull off if they want to play a part in the city's next Labour administration.
It succeeded quite well--considering the Museum's colonial and military background--in this tightrope act in an attractive presentation.
Even jury president Meryl Streep couldn't help honor Jude Law and Colin Firth's intense tightrope act between imaginativeness and formal discipline.
2) Festival of Light 2012: Huddersfield illuminated by amazing acts EXPECTATIONS were high - literally - as thousands flocked to St George's Square to witness the daring tightrope act on the opening night of the Festival of Light.
Now to sit back and see how this tightrope act ends.
Saudi Arabia: Making hip hop in Saudi Arabia is a bit of a tightrope act, says Qusai Kheder, self-styled ambassador for the genre who has built a niche following for his sex-and-violence free brand of rap music.
It's a tightrope act, finding the right balance between work for others and work for yourself, between creating things with your own hands and buying things from others--just like finding the balance between sitting at a computer and physical activity.