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balancing act

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a situation in which a person tries to give care and attention to two or more activities at the same time: I found myself having to do a balancing act between work and family.
Translations of “balancing act”
in Chinese (Traditional) 平衡的做法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平衡行为, 平衡措施…
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