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- verb Present participle of
- noun An action wherein someone
balancesor something is balanced
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- noun getting two things to correspond
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My take on this is: I don't like the phrase 'balancing work and family' and the reason is because it sets up this idea for me of the scales of justice where one side is work, one side family, and they get equal time.
Back in Massachusetts, that's what they call balancing the ticket.
Big concerns get out what they call a balancing sheet every day yet, and we are lucky if we do it oncet a year already.
Could I do any worse a job in balancing our state budget?
Moreover, gimmicks and tricks must be avoided in balancing the budget, such as counting nonexistent federal funds that have not been appropriated by Congress.
Sometimes her balancing is cloddish (as deliciously cheesy as it is, her snap 'n b spin on Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is" feels like a forced union of Old Mariah and New Mariah), and sometimes it's acrobatic.
Monthly update: Entrepreneurs get lesson in balancing work, life; see video
So, Matthew is right – we only have one party that is interested in balancing the budget – the Republican Party.
There's a challenge in balancing biology, culture and accessible story-telling which can be a tough corner to get round, and very much depends on the intent of the author in their particular piece.
One reason can be if the stock or fund played an important role in balancing the investor's asset allocation, for example.