High Wire Act


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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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and Barnum & Bailey [R] where he performed a comic high wire act with Bello, a daredevil clown.
* Jon Hamm is set to star in writer Tony Gilroy's political thriller "High Wire Act," directed by Brad Anderson.
"So when the real work begins, the DUP is there to about those issues, but really don't favour the high wire act and the circus of bringing people together, just for the sake of the cameras."
Below, The Wookey Hole Turbo jets, a motorcycle high wire act, and The Kenyan Warriors
And if you think you've seen all a high wire act has to offer then you haven't watched this troupe, one of whom performs mid-air splits while balancing on the heads of two of her comrades in the apex of the big top.
For the others,life will be a high wire act but with no safety net.
The 28-10 shot followed the pacesetting High Wire Act for nearly six furlongs, then took over under Gary Stevens to beat Prime Timber, the 24-10 favourite, by three and a half lengths, in 1min 48.92sec.
A "ONE of a kind" burning high wire act set high above the crowds will provide the spectacular finale to this year's Stockton International Riverside Festival.
If I was in the circus, that would be me - the high wire act."
As well as clowning he also does a high wire act in which he skips on the wire.
The aerial theme continues today and tomorrow when Above And Beyond give their amazing high wire act in the main arena.
Gillian Lawless, events and promotions manager for the City Centre Company said: "Ramon's high wire act was breathtaking, but the heliosphere is totally original and an utterly unforgettable performance-piece.