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strike a balance (btw)

This page is about the collocation strike a balance (btw)

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to find a balanced position that's reasonable and fair for all or both sides

For example

  • Striking a balance between protecting the environment and developing the economy isn't easy.

  • The new labour law strikes a balance between the interests of workers and those of employers.

Note:
Other collocations with "strike" include "strike a deal" and "strike a bargain"

Quick Quiz

To strike a balance when making a judgement, you have to

a. be fair to both sides

b. ignore both sides

c. favour one side

Contributor: Matt Errey