high-wire act

Definition of high-wire act

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

Word by Word Definitions

high-wire play
  1. : involving great risk

  2. : daring

act play
  1. : the doing of a thing : deed

  2. : something done voluntarily

  3. : the process of doing something : action

  1. : to take action : move

  2. : to conduct oneself : behave

  3. : to perform on the stage

  1. used for a standardized achievement test to evaluate suitability for college admission


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