One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Choose a moderate course or compromise.‘she's decided to strike a balance between fashionable and accessible’
- ‘What he, in fact every one of us needs, is to strike a balance and stay on an even course.’
- ‘A reasonable balance will have to be struck so that Costa staff are not overwhelmed and thereby unable to perform their necessary day to day work.’
- ‘She has been choosing her theatre work very carefully, striking a balance between family and work time.’
- ‘There are trade-offs between equality and economic growth, and each society must strike its own balance.’
- ‘Continual use of your jets will deplete your energy and make you drop like a stone, so a balance must be struck between controlled bursts and longer sprays.’
- ‘A fair balance must be struck between the protection of the individual's fundamental rights and the demands of the general interests of the community.’
- ‘Citizens will have to decide where the balance must be struck.’
- ‘They worry about just about everything - but a balance must be struck.’
- ‘They only disagreed about the separate question of how to strike the balance given the particular facts before them.’
- ‘You normally strike a genuine balance on matters of civil liberties.’
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