strike a balance

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of strike a balance

: to achieve a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance
  • trying to strike a balance between respecting the past and moving into the future
  • He needs to strike a better balance between his work life and his family life.

Word by Word Definitions

strike play
  1. : to take a course : go

  2. : to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

  3. : to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. : a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

  2. : an act or instance of striking

  3. : a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer

balance play
  1. : physical equilibrium

  2. : the ability to retain one's balance

  3. : stability produced by even distribution of weight on each side of the vertical axis

  1. : to poise or arrange in or as if in balance

  2. : to bring into harmony or proportion

  3. : to bring to a state or position of balance (see 1balance 2)


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