balancing act

balancing act
noun Date: 1954 an attempt to cope with several often conflicting factors or situations at the same time

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • balancing act — UK [ˈbælənsɪŋ ˌækt] / US noun [singular] the process of trying to achieve something that different groups will all be satisfied with …   English dictionary

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  • a balancing act — ► a situation in which a person tries to give equal amounts of importance to two or more things so that a situation is successful: »Outsourcing decisions are essentially a balancing act between the benefits of markets, lower production costs, and …   Financial and business terms

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