Synonyms for juggling

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To my weak intellect this seemed rather like juggling with counters.

He was tackling a delicate job—like juggling a car-load of dynamite.

His voice was still going on, expansively, brilliantly, juggling his subject.

There was a juggling with the lights and a red gauze was let down.

Get thee an ape, and trudge the land The leader of a juggling band.

Right home on her he pressed the utter futility of juggling with the actual.

I don't suppose there is any chance of juggling the books on you, is there?

"Though the fish swimming about may spoil some of the juggling," Joe mused.

Ay, or no, in a moment—No juggling with me, old Mrs Skinflint.

"It's two o'clock," answered Matt, juggling his watch with one hand.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "entertain by clowning or doing tricks," back-formation from juggler and in part from Old French jogler "play tricks, sing songs," from Late Latin ioculare (source of Italian giocolare), from Latin ioculari "to jest" (see jocular). Related: Juggled; juggling.

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