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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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With nerve-shredding stunts from flying motor bikes, a double wheel of death and vertigoinducing high wire acts, you'll be ready for the light relief provided by the legendary Prince of Clowns.
For its part, the DUP urged Sinn Fein to stop indulging in "high wire acts" and get down to the job of delivering for the people of Northern Ireland.
With daredevil flaming high wire acts, Teesside's largest community carnival theatre, dance and much more in between, the festival is not to be missed.
The park is offering daily high wire acts by the 'Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean' group, from June 11 to August 21, 2011, as part of its summer entertainment for children.
Mr Archer said: "The high wire acts in this show are the like of which have never been seen for 40 to 50 years in the UK.
The family performance still features some amazing juggling, high wire acts and trapeze skills.
Lions, jugglers, tumblers and high wire acts are all the line up to give hours of entertainment at she Birmingham Summer Circus, staged at the NEC in association with the Evening Mail.
Last chance to see this fantastic array of acrobats, jugglers and high wire acts. Billed as the greatest entertainment ever assembled beyond the Great Wall of China.
There's dancing dragons and knife throwing, spectacular high wire acts, slack wire acts, a strong man, unicycles ( even a clown.
The high wire acts and acrobats are a real must-see.
The famed Canadian circus troupe arrives on the big screen in a swirl of flashy colours and choreographedto-within-an-inch-of-their-lives high wire acts, all boosted by terrific 3D effects.
The show also sees the return of the fantastic, free 500-seat Festival Circus back by popular demand, featuring activities including jugglers, circus clowns and amazing high wire acts.