Definition of balancing act in English:

balancing act


  • 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’
    • ‘He has been trained in Belgium and has mastered the virtuoso balancing act his employment requires.’
    • ‘He says the change is designed to be a delicate balancing act between the rights of employers and employees.’
    • ‘For instance, managers often perform a delicate balancing act when seeking support for a venture.’
    • ‘The role is a balancing act between different interests and the manager will sometimes have to take a longer view than traders.’
    • ‘The present situation demands a delicate balancing act from Martin, too.’
    • ‘Cattarin performs a delicate balancing act that allows each of the ingredients to speak.’
    • ‘Your relationship with your team should be a delicate balancing act.’
    • ‘The achievement has been remarkable, and involved a delicate balancing act.’
    • ‘These are not linear processes and there are few cleverer balancing acts than pursuit of an editorial strategy.’
    • ‘It is surprising how much of a delicate balancing act creating a business plan really is.’
    • ‘So it is a delicate balancing act that the newspaper publisher must play.’
    • ‘It all makes for a unique and delicate balancing act, they all admit, but it works.’
    • ‘Here is a perfect example of the delicate balancing act that is required when making decisions on use of the green belt.’
    • ‘This is a delicate balancing act between the need to support police and the need to prevent abuses of power.’
    • ‘The balancing act required is a delicate dance between playing the waiting game and taking action.’
    • ‘It's a balancing act that requires continuous adjustments, but the point is that it can be done.’
    • ‘The achievement of rapport between interviewer and respondent is therefore a delicate balancing act.’
    • ‘Painful compromises are necessary from both sides and a delicate balancing act is needed to break years of mistrust.’
    • ‘They do so through delicate balancing acts of simultaneously embracing and rejecting both femininity and hegemonic masculinity.’
    • ‘I don't see this as a conflict so much as a balancing act between two paradigms.’


balancing act

/ˈbalənsiNG akt/