A rope or wire stretched tightly high above the ground, on which acrobats perform feats of balancing: [as modifier]: a tightrope walker figurative he continues to walk a tightrope between success and failure
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- All useful thought is founded on these two approaches working in tandem and balancing each other the way a long pole balances a tightrope walker.
- Sometimes, when moving along a large branch, or on the ground, they stand upright with their arms held high for balance, like a tightrope walker.
- Rocked by this dizzying mix of emotions, you walk a tightrope, balancing your own needs against those of your loved one.
Walk or perform on a tightrope: the man who tightroped across Niagara Falls
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