a tightrope stretched very high above the ground.
a tightrope stretched high in the air for balancing acts
- High-wire act
noun phrase A perilous policy, procedure, etc: Nixon remained skeptical of Kissinger’s high-wire act in Vietnam [1970s+; fr high wire, an 1880s term for the funambulist’s high tightrope] A risky job or operation, as in The university press is not allowed to either make or lose money—that’s a high-wire act. This expression alludes to the […]
[hahy-rawt] /ˈhaɪˈrɔt/ adjective 1. highly agitated; overwrought.
- High wycombe
/ˈwɪkəm/ noun 1. a town in S central England, in S Buckinghamshire: furniture industry. Pop: 77 178 (2001)
noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. 1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a light-skinned black person. noun phrase A light-skinned black person, esp an attractive young woman: I mean high-yellow girls/ took some little high-yaller girl in the closet one day (1923+ Black)