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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We hope that other countries don't use this opportunity to threaten China, and hope that other countries can work hard with China, meet us halfway, and maintain the South ChinaSea's peace and stability and not turn the South China Sea in a source of war.
We are in contact with Frangieh's team nearly once every other day to see if [former] minister Frangieh is ready to meet us halfway or not," Gemayel told reporters after his meeting with Rai.
As an ex-smoker (of four years) I think we should not discriminate, but at the same time smokers should meet us halfway.
They have not meet us halfway, not even a quarter of the way.
We will drive players and point them in the right direction but it won't work unless they meet us halfway.
We're asking the supporters to come and meet us halfway and let's just see if we can get this done.
She said: "We are giving them the opportunity to correct those actions and move forward in the true spirit and intent of treaty, and they [the Canadian government] cannot even meet us halfway.
Do they tell us about the rarity of incidents we will remember, when the constellation of occurrences is specific enough to meet us halfway and therefore impress?
This requires a sympathetic viewer--the works meet us halfway but no more than that--but at its best, it obviates the need for explanatory backstories, or indeed for words of any kind.
meet us halfway at, say, Barstow, sometime early Sunday morning, and we'll finish this transaction off, no embarrassing questions asked.
We hope that districts that are contemplating a reduction in days will meet us halfway and do whatever they can to avoid any lost days due to the national recession," said Speaker Dave Hunt, D-Gladstone.
In Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters at a regular press briefing, ''We are dedicated to finding a settlement and we hope that Japan can meet us halfway and make joint efforts in this regard.
If people wish us to adapt better to society then they have to realise that they have to meet us halfway.