tightrope

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See also: tight-rope and tight rope

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Artist on a unicycle, on a tightrope.

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tight +‎ rope

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tightrope ‎(plural tightropes)

  1. A tightly stretched rope or cable on which acrobats perform high above the ground.
  2. (figuratively) a difficult or desperate situation.

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