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Meaning of “walk/tread a tightrope” in the English Dictionary

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walk/tread a tightrope

If you ​walk/​tread a tightrope, you have to ​deal with a ​difficultsituation, ​especially one ​involving making a ​decision between two ​opposingplans of ​action: Many ​manufacturers have to ​walk a tightrope betweenpricingtheirgoods too high and not ​selling them, and ​pricing them ​low and ​losingmoney.
(Definition of walk/tread a tightrope from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “walk/tread a tightrope”
in Chinese (Simplified) 走钢丝, (尤指因进退两难而)处境危险…
in Chinese (Traditional) 走鋼絲, (尤指因進退兩難而)處境危險…
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