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meet someone halfway

Fig. to compromise with someone. No, I won't give in, but I'll meet you halfway. They settled the argument by agreeing to meet each other halfway.
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meet somebody halfway

to do some of what someone asks you to do He's put forward some good proposals for settling the strike, but the other side has not been willing to meet him halfway.
Usage notes: often said about an attempt to reach an agreement about something
Related vocabulary: split the difference
See also: halfway, meet

meet somebody halfway

to show that you really want to reach an agreement or improve your relationship with someone by doing some of the things that they ask you to I really want this relationship, Simon, and I'm prepared to work at it but you have to meet me halfway.
See also: halfway, meet
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Unfortunately, we were not ready to accept the other, dialogue with him, and meet halfway.
Only when both parties meet halfway will the reduction of sanctions become possible.
I believe there is a need for the top leaders to make a political decision at some point,'' Aso said, adding the issue will never be resolved unless both parties meet halfway.
William Palmer moved from Sutton Coldfield to south-west London three years ago, so we agree to meet halfway, in Clapham High Street.
rated hurdlers in training and the best over their respective distances of two and three miles - would meet halfway in the two-and-a-half-mile Pricewaterhousecoopers Ascot Hurdle, a race Baracouda has won for the last two seasons.
Asked if he would meet halfway people who may want to broach a solution, Keane replied: ``I want to play for Ireland - we will have to see.
He'd wanted her to be buried nearby, but soon after that she went back to America, and never returned," he said, before adding: "But it's said their ghosts meet halfway, at Rockall, once a year.
Ellen lives in Hertfordshire and John in Norwich, so they arranged to meet halfway in a cafe in Cambridge.
So far, there has been no significant progress in the talks as the two parties canA't meet halfway over GreeceA's reform agenda.
The conference, which has been a necessity for some eighteen or twenty years, has curbed the hopes of the Palestinians about ending the Israeli occupation, either due to the self-centered Fatah officials, or with the aim of reaping the bitter results to slide into Arab quagmires that made Palestine's rifles drown in the mazes of the policies of some ArabsC* But the dilemma faced by the two authorities in the West Bank and Gaza is to meet halfway amidst the political programs.
In a bid to meet halfway, management have offered to increase the basic wage by reducing the bonus scheme.
uk will show live, fluctuating, prices; a price negotiation feature will enable users to meet halfway if there is a gap in their offerings; a grid of nine `additive' cash buttons allows a stake can be increased in increments from pounds 1 to pounds 500 at the click of a button.
Asked if he would meet halfway people who may want to broach a solution for the good of the country, he said: 'I want to play for Ireland - we will have to see.