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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 74. The noun phrase today is

  • juggling act. Okay. Let's take a look at the note. If someone

  • is doing a juggling act , he or she is performing a task or dealing with a

  • situation that involves dealing with several different things at the same

  • time. Okay. Let's look at number one. In modern times women often have to perform

  • a juggling act by handling a career, married life, taking on a lion's share of

  • the housework ... Well you know . most of the time in most families and remember the

  • lion's share means most of it. It doesn't mean they're doing all of it. But they're

  • probably still doing the majority of housework and doing the main child rearing. You

  • know, raising the children. You know usually they're usually more at the

  • forefront than the father. But again both of them may be doing it. But still it's

  • not easy trying to do all these things at the same time. So trying to handle it all,

  • especially if you've got a very competitive career is kind of like doing

  • a juggling act. We often hear that. All right. Let's look at number two. As a

  • supervisor I sometimes must perform a juggling act between keeping

  • my workers and management happy at the same time. Yeah.

  • well that's if you're a good supervisor that really cares about your workers.

  • You really want them to be happy. As well and then you got to keep management

  • happy at the same time. Then you might sometimes have to feel like you're doing

  • a little bit of a juggling act. And, and of course here let's look at the last

  • part of this note. This noun phrase derives from the idea of literally doing

  • a juggling act. You like the performer or juggler who keeps throwing balls up

  • trying to hold up a lot of balls up at the same time. That's what we say is a

  • juggling act. So we often say when you try to do a lot of things all at the

  • same time, we might call it ... it's like a juggling act. Trying to keep a lot of

  • people happy or you know trying to handle a lot of

  • things or it's a number of things all at the same time. Anyway , I hope you

  • got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 74. The noun phrase today is

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