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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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There will be high-wire acts, unicyclists, juggling, trapeze artists and the unforgettable Gostinitsa Bellboys performing a skipping act with a twist.
Rookie sensation Cherry Rondina took her high-wire acts to a new level, firing 17 attacks, three of them in the fifth set.
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.
Two performances are scheduled to take place every day starting Tuesday at 6pm and 9pm, and the shows will include high-wire acts, dances, clowns, acrobats and trapeze artists, among others.
Ukrainian champion Andrey Salnik bucked the wind and ruled the Freestyle: Tricks and Kite Stunts category with his high-wire acts while stunning UK bet Sukie Robertson emerged as the top lady freestyler in the event which served as the kickoff leg of the four-stage circuit organized by the Philippine Kiteboarding Association headed by president Jay Ortiz.
According to Women's Health Magazine, the 34-year old singer, who is known for fearlessly performing high-wire acts during her concerts, is terrified of spiders, sharks and running out of cheesecakes, especially key lime cheesecakes, People magazine reported.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY (3D) 91mins PG THE famed Canadian circus troupe arrive on the big screen in a swirl of flashy colours and choreographed-to-within-an-inch-of-their-lives high-wire acts, all boosted by terrific 3D effects.
FROM RINGMASTERS TO TRAPEZISTS, high-wire acts to clowns and much more, the Circus Ring of Fame on St.
Backed by a hearty jazz combo, Freelon sang her own compositions as well as new arrangements of Holiday's songs, turning one after another into vocal high-wire acts.
He said: ''Basically, it's something that's been done in the circuses, based on the old high-wire acts.
Hence, while high-wire acts may seem like hubris, an equally persuasive case could be made about lowering the wire too far.
It includes traditional circus skills like trapeze, juggling and high-wire acts, but they're done with a twist.