A broad base of support in the middle brings balance to the see-saw of political power.
After months of see-saw battles in the Sahara Desert, Libya's rebels are now making their first serious push to Tripoli.
If Michelle Shocked was in politics, her nickname might be “The see-saw.”
also seesaw, 1630s, in see-saw-sacke a downe (like a Sawyer), words in a rhythmic jingle used by children and repetitive motion workers, probably imitative of the rhythmic back-and-forth motion of sawyers working a two-man saw over wood or stone (see saw. Ha ha.). Reference to a game of going up and down on a balanced plank is recorded from 1704; figurative sense is from 1714. Applied from 1824 to the plank arranged for the game.
also seesaw, "move up and down," 1712, from see-saw (n.). Related: See-sawed; see-sawing.