strike a balance (between something and something)

strike a balance (between something and something)
strike a balance (between something and something) phrase
to accept neither of two extreme positions or things but find a solution that is reasonable and fair

A balance must be struck between meeting housing needs and preserving the environment.

Thesaurus: to successfully deal with a problem or difficultysynonym
Main entry: strike

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  • strike — strike1 W3S3 [straık] v past tense and past participle struck [strʌk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(hit)¦ 2¦(hit with hand/weapon etc)¦ 3¦(thought/idea)¦ 4 strike somebody as (being) something 5¦(stop work)¦ 6¦(attack)¦ 7¦(harm)¦ 8¦(something bad happens)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strike — strike1 [ straık ] (past tense and past participle struck [ strʌk ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 hit against ▸ 2 hit with hand, etc. ▸ 3 make violent attack ▸ 4 protest by not working ▸ 5 affect someone/something suddenly ▸ 6 when you think something ▸ 7 press …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • balance — I UK [ˈbæləns] / US noun Word forms balance : singular balance plural balances *** 1) a) [uncountable] the ability to remain steady in an upright position An ear infection is affecting his balance. b) a position in which your body remains steady… …   English dictionary

  • strike */*/*/ — I UK [straɪk] / US verb Word forms strike : present tense I/you/we/they strike he/she/it strikes present participle striking past tense struck UK [strʌk] / US past participle struck 1) [intransitive/transitive] formal to hit against, or to crash… …   English dictionary

  • strike — [[t]stra͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦ strikes, striking, struck, stricken (The form struck is the past tense and past participle. The form stricken can also be used as the past participle for meanings 6, 17, and 19.) 1) N COUNT: also on N When there is a strike,… …   English dictionary

  • strike — See exercise price See exercise price NYSE Euronext Glossary * * * ▪ I. strike strike 1 [straɪk] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES a period of time during which a group of workers deliberately stop working because of a disagreement about pay,… …   Financial and business terms

  • balance*/*/ — [ˈbæləns] noun I 1) [U] the ability to remain steady in an upright position He lost his balance and tipped backwards in the chair.[/ex] Ted kept pulling my arm, throwing me off balance.[/ex] 2) [C/U] a situation in which different aspects or… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • strike*/*/ — [straɪk] (past tense and past participle struck [strʌk] ) verb I 1) [T] formal to hit against someone or something The car struck a tree.[/ex] The ball struck her hard on the left shoulder.[/ex] About 50 worshippers were inside the church when it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Comparison between cricket and baseball — Baseball and cricket at the professional level are the best known members of a family of related bat and ball games. While many of their rules, terminology, and strategies are similar, there are many differences some subtle, some major between… …   Wikipedia

  • balance — 1. The noun is about four centuries older than the verb, and has derived several figurative uses from its primary meaning of ‘an apparatus for weighing’, as for example in accounting (where the notion of balancing the books is ever present) and… …   Modern English usage

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