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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The boy has been practising tightrope walking for two years and has managed to achieve incredible results, his teacher said.
The tension between them made tightrope walking look like Sunday in SoHo.
All these images - of wrestling, tightrope walking, hula-hooping, almost but not quite falling from sight - seem to be about keeping one's feet, with elegance and struggle; about maintaining a tricky and mysterious balance.
A TIGHTROPE walking dog has swept into the latest edition of Guinness World Records.
A ban had been imposed on tightrope walking over Niagara Falls since the Great Blondin took his last walk.
Adili, known as the Prince of Tightrope Walking, came down to the ground by wire to cheers from hundreds of spectators.
This variation of tightrope walking is done without a pole or safety harness, on a stretch of rope that is one inch wide.
This dangerous variation of tightrope walking sees Dean complete the crossing without the aid of a pole or safety harness, on a stretch a rope that is only one inch wide.
Tightrope walking for example, surely is a danger to life and limb.
Visitors will be able to try their hand at juggling, unicycling and tightrope walking at a circus workshop while also enjoying an eagle owl flying demonstrations.
Some swig whisky and smash branches over their heads, others pose with bottles of Buckfast One pupil, dressed in his pants, is pelted with wet toilet paper, while others are shown "tightrope walking" on banisters.
There will be a warm-up including yoga, Tai Chi, Capoeria and clowning, followed by the opportunity to develop skills in juggling, acrobatics, trapeze, unicycle, stilts, and tightrope walking.