Here is a list of collocations with –ing forms.
A balancing act
This expression is used to refer to a situation that requires careful handling of opinions, views or activities.
An eating disorder
An eating disorder is a psychological or medical problem. People suffering from an eating disorder eat either too much or too little food.
A drinking problem
A person suffering from a drinking problem is an alcoholic.
A running mate
If you are trying to get elected as the president of your country, you will pick someone as your ‘running mate’. In this case, if you become the president, your ‘running mate’ will become the vice president.
Used to refer to the problems that an organization experiences as it grows.
The asking price is the price suggested by the seller. Of course, the buyer can negotiate for a lower price.
Purchasing power is the ability of the person to buy things with their money.
A place that encourages the development of ideas and activities
Breathing space / room
This expression is often used metaphorically. When you have breathing space, you have enough time / money / resources to relax.
When you go on a shopping spree, you spend a lot of money and buy a lot of things.
A stepping stone is something that helps you reach a higher goal.