juggling act

noun
plural juggling acts

Definition of juggling act

: an attempt to handle or deal with two or more things (such as obligations) at one time so as to satisfy often competing requirements The movie portrays Howard's life as a perpetual juggling act between family and work.— Linda Civitello Finishing the mashed potatoes at the same time as the roast, the gravy, and the green beans can become quite a juggling act.Cook's Illustrated Most of all, a certain balance has to be found between stealth, gunplay and action. … It's difficult for a movie to pull that juggling act off, let alone a game.— Ross Adams

First Known Use of juggling act

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Juggling act.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juggling%20act. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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