Definition of balancing act in English:

balancing act

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  • An action or activity that requires a delicate balance between different situations or requirements: he performed a political balancing act, making gestures towards the left as well as the right
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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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