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balancing act

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbalancing actˈbalancing ˌact noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 when you are trying to please two or more people or groups who all want different things, or who have ideas that are completely different from each other 🔊 Gilmore had to perform the difficult balancing act of attracting moderate voters without losing his Conservative base.
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balancing actThe question now facing voters is which approach is likely to achieve the best balancing act.Richard was engaged on what must often have appeared to him to be a bewildering balancing act.But it's a crucial balancing act where you have to prioritise on a daily basis.It was a tricky little balancing act.Now that balancing act has become more precarious than ever.Neither half of that balancing act has yet met with success.Using political power to reduce market inequalities requires a high-wire balancing act.
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