tread a thin line between (something)

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tread a thin line between (something)

To navigate or strike a balance between two sides, positions, or approaches to something, especially when trying to avoid one of them. The film treads a thin line between parody and homage. As a new parent, you have to tread a thin line between looking out for your child's welfare and being overprotective.
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A FEARLESS circus performer trod a thin line in Birmingham as he inched his way along a 25ft tightrope walk without a safety net.