walk on a thin line between (something) and (something else)

walk on a thin line between (something) and (something else)

To navigate or strike a balance between two sides, positions, or approaches to something, especially when trying to avoid one of them. The film walks on a thin line between parody and homage. As a new parent, you have to walk on a thin line between looking out for your child's welfare and being overprotective.
See also: and, between, line, on, thin, walk
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