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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References in classic literature ?
All right," he sighed--"I shall meet you halfway in this proposition--got that?
It was on the Bell record label - a double A-side with I Think I Love You and I'll Meet You Halfway on the B side.
But, he's a horse who'll meet you halfway, he'll go more than halfway to meet you in fact and that's the big plus.
If he's not willing to meet you halfway, then move on and give yourself the chance to meet a guy who's looking for romance, friendship and commitment, too.
Dreamy, almost wistful in its refrain of: "I was born to please you anyway /I was born to meet you halfway.
His journey to Broadway passed through such territory as How I came into this world on a rainy night, Mama dreams, The village spits us out, Everyone fights with the weapons he has, It is good to have a big brother when you are far from home, First steps in Berlin, Almost a stranger in my native land, Roads always lead somewhere, Life comes to meet you halfway, A man is not a tree, and Shylock.
Hicks, "I am willing to meet you halfway but halfway is as far as this selectman's willing to go.
If they were honest, they would agree that this is not normal wear and tear and at least meet you halfway with the cost.
You were my absolute rock, and I promise to meet you halfway one day
If they won't stump up the whole lot, I think they should at least meet you halfway.
Life is what you make it, and if you reach out you will find most people are happy to meet you halfway.
If he did love you, as he says he does, surely he'd want to meet you halfway when you say you don't want to rush into marriage just to fit in with his training schedule?
He doesn't seem to be willing to meet you halfway so I really can't see any worthwhile reason to hang on in there.
Aim for acceptable rather than perfect and he's more likely to meet you halfway.