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Meaning: If something is middle-of-the-road, it'll appeal to the majority of people and not be radical or challenging.

For example:

  • My daughter says most of the music I like is boring, middle-of-the-road stuff that's only good for putting you to sleep.

  • Most political parties are middle-of-the-road these days, and it's hard to find any real differences in their policies.

Quick Quiz:

A newspaper that takes a middle-of-the-road position in relation to politics
  1. favors left-wing ideas
  2. supports right-wing parties
  3. tries to be balanced

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