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a juggling act

A difficult and/or precarious situation in which several things are being attempted or must be maintained at the same time. I think I need to hire an assistant, because keeping track of all these accounts and transactions on my own has become quite a juggling act!
See also: act, juggle

a balancing act

A situation in which one must accomplish a number of tasks at the same time. Mary quickly discovered that working full-time while going to school was going to be quite the balancing act.
See also: act, balance

juggle someone or something around

to alter the position or sequence of someone or something. We will juggle everyone around so that the second round of interviews are in a different order. I think I can juggle my schedule around so I can have lunch with you. Please juggle around my appointments for this afternoon so I can have a late lunch.
See also: around, juggle

a balancing/juggling act

a difficult situation in which you try to achieve several different things at the same time It's so exhausting having to perform the balancing act between work and family. Keeping both sides in the dispute happy was a difficult juggling act which required an extraordinary degree of diplomacy.
See also: act, balance
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Today he can juggle, stilt walk, diabolo, unicycle, fire eat, fire breathe and tight rope walk.
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David Webley, 15, said: "I thought Mr Lindup was crazy when he told us he was going to teach us to juggle to help us do better at school.
After all, it's not every day you get to help a man from Australia juggle three tennis rackets while balanced 10ft in the air on champagne glasses.
Michelle learned to juggle three scarves just a few days before her fifth birthday.
As I enter the makeshift Big Top, I don't have time to think about what church-goers would have thought of the transformation of their hall - all thoughts are forgotten as I am handed three heavy knives to juggle.
The youngsters also learned to juggle and spin plates.
Our perspective is it's too early to juggle the rotation for matchups,'' Scioscia said.
It is also possible to juggle weighted items to develop your muscles.
Synopsis: "How to Juggle without Balls" is an inspirational account of Karen Haddon, a woman who was raped at sixteen but overcame her fears by using that experience to gain strength in facing life's adversities and determination to succeed in the business arena.
Owen Davison, 10, from Brasside, and Jack Dixon, 9, from Chester-le-Street were among the talented junior players who took on the challenge to juggle, kick, bounce and balance Zhora-style.
You have to juggle things around to create even an hour when you're all around to have some fun.