A balancing act 兼顧各方

更新時間 2013年 6月 27日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間10:11
Sculpture by Fabien Merelle in Hong Kong

A five-metre-high sculpture by French artist Fabien Merelle displayed in Hong Kong. The elephant is modelled on one at the Singapore Zoo and the man is modelled on the artist himself. Photo: Kin Cheung / AP Photo


Elephants are very intelligent, sociable animals. They live in groups led by the oldest female, or matriarch. According to some experts, an elephant's skin is so sensitive that it can feel a fly landing.



A balancing act 的意思是左右逢源,兼顧各方。這個表達來源於馬戲表演。


The life of a modern parent is a balancing act of going out to work and raising children at home.

My sisters are always fighting between themselves. Keeping the peace at home is a balancing act.


To balance something against something else 的意思是對事情進行權衡比較。

During a recession a government has to balance the needs of the poorest against the wishes of the richest.


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