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.

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“Strike a balance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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