a halfway house

a halfway house

something which combines the qualities of two different things, often something which is not as good as either of those things on their own (often + between ) It's sort of a halfway house between classical music and pop.
See meet halfway
See also: halfway, house
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A defendant who had been ordered to reside in a halfway house following his arrest but failed to return after a day of work, pled guilty to escape.
The institution at issue is a halfway house run by Faith Works, an evangelical Christian group that includes a heavy dose of religion in its activities.
The state in effect gives eligible offenders 'vouchers' that they can use to purchase a place in a halfway house, whether the halfway house is 'parochial' or secular," he wrote.
On recommendation from his doctor, David immediately goes to live in a halfway house for one month, to assist him in making the transition from the hospital to community life.
A taxpayer group sought to enjoin state authorities from funding a halfway house that incorporated Christianity into its treatment program, alleging that such funding constituted establishment of religion.
The sentencing judge had ordered the offender to be imprisoned for forty-six months, followed by three years of supervised release, the first three months of which was to be spent in a halfway house.
A prisoner serving a federal sentence brought a civil rights action against the director of a halfway house alleging that his return to prison from the halfway house was in retaliation for his request that his religious beliefs be accommodated.