strike a balance (between A and B)

strike a balance (between A and B)
strike a ˈbalance (between A and B) idiom
to manage to find a way of being fair to two opposing things; to find an acceptable position which is between two things
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  • strike a balance between sth and sth — strike a balance (between sth and sth) ► [T] to find a way to satisfy two opposing demands or needs: »We have recruited younger members to the board in an effort to strike a balance between popular appeal and innovative experimentation. Main… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike a balance — (between sth and sth) ► [T] to find a way to satisfy two opposing demands or needs: »We have recruited younger members to the board in an effort to strike a balance between popular appeal and innovative experimentation. Main Entry: ↑strike …   Financial and business terms

  • strike a balance — To choose a middle of the road decision • • • Main Entry: ↑balance * * * I choose a moderate course or compromise she s decided to strike a balance between fashionable and accessible II see balance …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike a balance — verb To find a compromise between two conflicting things. You should try to strike a balance between your social life and work life …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • To strike a balance — Balance Bal ance (b[a^]l ans), n. [OE. balaunce, F. balance, fr. L. bilanx, bilancis, having two scales; bis twice (akin to E. two) + lanx plate, scale.] 1. An apparatus for weighing. [1913 Webster] Note: In its simplest form, a balance consists… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of 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

  • 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

  • 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

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