high-wire act

noun

: a circus performance on a high wire
sometimes used figuratively to refer to something that is difficult or dangerous
a financial high-wire act

Examples of high-wire act in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a simpler explanation for Biden’s high-wire act, though, that doesn’t involve 2024 electoral politics. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 17 Mar. 2023 There are so many ways the story could go off the rails, but Morosini’s script is equally grounded and outrageous and it’s all held together by Oswalt’s high-wire act. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 10 Mar. 2023

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“High-wire act.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-wire%20act. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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