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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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A DARING high-wire act was the grand finale to the Stockton International Riverside Festival's 30th birthday programme.
On June 4, Gab Valenciano pulled off an acrobatic performance involving a giant spiral, Cristine Reyes literally scorched the stage with a fiery act that threatened to alarm the Fire Department, Wacky Kiray came up with a high-wire act, and Daniel Matsunaga similarly impressed by way of his own high-flying acrobatic performance.
Katy Perry performed a high-wire act as she was named best female artist at the Ziggo Dome event.
Inset: High-wire act Jade Kindar-Martin and Didier Pasquette
Although they talk enough to qualify for radio, John Shea and Lea Thompson make the high-wire act of "The Trouble With the Truth" a convincing, moving and provocative two-hander.
It's a high-wire act in my brain all the time" - Pop star Taylor Swift.
THIS high-wire act between the city's iconic Liver Birds was all carried out in the name of entertainment.
The Wallendas have performed their high-wire act flawlessly in an outdoor setting through drizzle, rain, and summer heat, and work two shows a day for the four days that the country fair is running.
But it took a high-wire act from set-up man Scot Shields to put Rodriguez in a save situation.
Luis Serrano flaunted elevation and quick impulses in his high-wire act, and with some success Carlos Guerra pitched bravura.
That makes McWhorter's own brave stand a high-wire act.
For the open loftlike living-dining room, Luchetti designed the glass and steel coffee and end tables, a gray granite and steel Parsons table behind the long sofa, and a high-wire act of suspended halogen lamps.