Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

juggle (around)

jugglejuggle around
Meaning(s)
1) manipulate or deal with several things simultaneously
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • juggle priorities
  • Analysis

    To juggle is the act of throwing paying into the air and catching them while keeping one object in the air at all times. Juggling is a popular circus act. In a non-literal context, juggling can refer to doing many things at the same time. To juggle something can also mean to manipulate something or deceive someone.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. It's hard juggling a career and family life. As much as I try, I don't see as much of my children as I should. 
    2. I am juggling a lot of responsibilities at the moment and it's making me very stressed.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I have juggled my appointments around, so I could fit you in for a meeting at 2 if that suits?
    2. This job involves having to juggle multiple priorities, so we need somebody who can think on their feet.  
    3. Is it possible to juggle some of these figures to make them appear more favourable in the budget?
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