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meet someone halfway

Meaning: If you meet someone halfway, you compromise with them and agree to some of their demands, but not all of them, in order to come to an agreement.

For example:

  • We decided to meet them halfway and give them a 15% discount, but we wouldn't give them the full discount they wanted.

  • If you want this relationship to continue, you have to meet me halfway and not expect everything to be on your terms only.

Quick Quiz:

After a long discussion about her terms of employment, the company decided to meet her halfway and give her
  1. everything she wanted
  2. some of what she wanted
  3. nothing that she wanted

Discuss: meet someone halfway

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