tightrope act

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tightrope act

n (lit, fig)Balanceakt m
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"Basically, it's a tightrope act to predict whether a no-deal scenario might be avoided at the very last minute.
It was a tightrope act under stormy conditions," he said.
Oh, Chief Justice Roberts, I must congratulate you on your latest, successful tightrope act. You gracefully exercised a dazzling, political pirouette regarding the two important cases upon which the Supreme Court just ruled.
A tightrope act brings the energy back up, as the dancers perform alongside.
Good governance is a tightrope act. It's truly a perilous crossing over the chasms of decision making.
Ringmaster Webb introduces set pieces which showcase the skills of performers from Italy, Spain and Brazil, while Adams's clown - out to impress Goldilocks by replacing talented allrounder Starbuck as the star of the show - pulls off his tightrope act in a tense scene which momentarily saw everyone fall silent then erupt into applause.
Ringmaster Webb introduces set pieces which showcase the skills of performers from Italy, Spain and Brazil, while Adams' clown - out to impress Goldilocks by replacing talented all-rounder Starbuck as the star of the show - pulls off his tightrope act in a tense scene which momentarily saw everyone fall silent - then erupt into Steve applause.
Ringmaster Webb introduces set pieces which showcase the skills of performers from Italy, Spain and Brazil, while Adams's clown - out to impress Goldilocks by replacing talented all-rounder Starbuck as the star of the show - pulls off his tightrope act in a tense scene which momentarily saw everyone fall silent - then erupt into applause.
But it was a tightrope act. On the one hand, the assessments of what no deal would look like had to be as bland as possible to avoid inflaming Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the European Research Group, a cabal of 62 Brexiteer Tory MPs.
Striking the right balance is a precarious tightrope act: David Moyes spent many years evolving from a team of battlers to a more expansive approach, Roberto Martinez was often guilty of being too cavalier while Ronald Koeman's overhaul of 2017 left an unbalanced squad seemingly lacking in identity.
Striking the right balance is a precarious tightrope act: David Moyes spent many years evolving from a team of battlers to a more expansive approach; Roberto Martinez was often guilty of being too cavalier while Ronald Koeman's overhaul of 2017 left an unbalanced squad seemingly lacking in identity.