delicately balanced

delicately balanced
delicately balanced phrase
easy to damage or destroy by any small changes

Peace in the region is delicately balanced.

Thesaurus: weak and easy to damage or breaksynonym liquid and neither liquid nor solidhyponym
Main entry: delicately

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