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High Wire Act

A slang term for a highly risky venture, project, or investment. See also: Risk lover.
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It includes traditional circus skills like trapeze, juggling and high-wire acts, but they're done with a twist.
HIGH-WIRE acts and fire-eating are among the attractions at a travelling circus which will be in Rugby for six days next week.
Chaon skillfully brings to life the high-wire acts in which many contemporary families are unwillingly engaged as he re-creates a variety of tensions: between parents and their children, among siblings, and especially the mental twists and turns within the human mind.
This is evinced by his continued devotion to elaborate high-wire acts of drawing, a medium he has made central to his practice.
The project will add to the casino site a pair of big-top tents, including a three-ring circus; a two-story carousel; Victorian dirigibles; animatronic high-wire acts and a performance stage.
Coming at it head-on, the Daily Mirror gave us amazing high-wire acts, but it couldn't out-Sweeney the News.
AMC turns its focus to high-wire acts, speed and stop-motion photography in three new episodes of its original series, CINEMA SECRETS, beginning Friday, November 2.
Organisers are hoping for fine weather for the main event, which will feature high-wire acts above St George's Square.
The fast breaks, alley-oops and acrobatic, high-wire acts that both Cleveland and Sylmar highs brought to the first half of Wednesday's Hart tournament championship game were almost nonexistent after the half.
It was a safety net long before the term was used outside of circus high-wire acts.
Although he had a brilliant, though lightweight mind, Thorpe had an almost incredible talent for high-wire acts of self-destruction that are often frankly dizzying.
Whether it's amazing acrobats or high-wire acts, it's a whirlwind of a show with 50 Acts in just 100 Minutes, all in the centrally heated luxury turbo dome.