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go halfway

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

Also, meet someone halfway. Compromise, give up something for the sake of an agreement. For example, The Smiths are willing to go halfway and pay their share for snow-plowing, or I'll make peace with Nancy if she'll just meet me halfway. [Late 1500s]
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Dorothy Kozeny goes halfway across the world in the search for truth, from Ohio to Laos, to uncover what the Air Force tried to hide about her dead son.
"I got another one that goes halfway down my back recently," the Mirror quoted her as saying.
This goes halfway towards the election of an Arab president for this country to replace the one whose extended term ended recently.
The calls only use the traditional wireless voice channel from the phone to the radio base station and the rest is carried over the internet, even if the call goes halfway around the world, as opposed to normal voice calls, which are routed over the traditional voice telephony network.
It's something he goes halfway to admitting to, adding that he thinks he has matured a bit.
Even with plans now down sized to an expected 9,000-seater auditorium,at least it goes halfway to solving the problem.
As a writer more skilled and successful than I once noted, a lie goes halfway round the world before Truth has got its boots on.