Definition of balancing act in English:

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balancing act

Pronunciation: /ˈbalənsiNG akt/


An action or activity that requires a delicate balance between different situations or requirements: our balancing act between working more to buy luxuries and having enough leisure to enjoy them
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  • The balancing act required is a delicate dance between playing the waiting game and taking action.
  • Here is a perfect example of the delicate balancing act that is required when making decisions on use of the green belt.
  • The present situation demands a delicate balancing act from Martin, too.

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Syllabification: bal·anc·ing act

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