meet (one) halfway

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meet (one) halfway

To compromise with someone, often in an argument or disagreement. I'll agree to some of your requests if you'll meet me halfway and allow me to implement some of my ideas. Hey, buddy, please meet your mother and I halfway and at least try to clean your room once a month, OK? Can we meet halfway on this? I'm willing to compromise.
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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 someone halfway

COMMON If you meet someone halfway, you accept some of their opinions or wishes, so that you can come to an agreement with them or have a better relationship with them. Democrats are willing to meet the president halfway on measures to stimulate the economy. Young people need to develop skills at forming relationships with adults by meeting them half-way.
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meet someone halfway

make a compromise with someone.
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meet somebody halfˈway

reach an agreement with somebody by giving them part of what they want: I can’t agree to all your suggestions, but I am prepared to meet you halfway.
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He said the ministry wanted to meet them halfway by securing a place for processing and forming a coorporative.
Thousands of people are working hard and saving, now Government must meet them halfway by building the genuinely affordable homes they desperately need.
They've asked me to meet them halfway and make the funeral pyre out of an Ikea fitted wardrobe suspended in a large kiddies' paddling pool.
We do get Welsh speaking customers and it will be good to be able to meet them halfway and at least offer them a greeting in Welsh.
Universities should meet them halfway by cutting back on those ridiculously long holidays to deliver some, if not most, of these three-year courses in two years.
What it can do is take this opportunity to hear the students out, and either meet them halfway or explain to them why the policy can't or won't change.
If only more gays were willing to step onto the bridge between these worlds and meet them halfway.
It is not my job to lecture my audience, but rather to meet them halfway.
It took Sylvia 10 days to track down the Wilsons, who said they were unable to come to Scotland but asked her to meet them halfway with their pet.
While I don't believe that you must become totally immersed in the culture of the country when planning a meeting, you must be willing to meet them halfway to have a successful event.
Volunteers have picked them up from as far away as the Colorado River to the ocean to the Mexican border and Bakersfield, where sources farther north meet them halfway.
Villa will up their original bid of pounds 6million by a further pounds 1m tomorrow and hope Southampton, who value Beattie at pounds 8m, agree to meet them halfway.
What's great about this is that a significant number of well-known national manufacturers have agreed to come and meet them halfway on this.
American workers want to be loyal, but they need their employers to meet them halfway, the study found.
But CEOs need to meet them halfway, a task that is by no means as grueling as it might first appear.