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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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]
See also: go, halfway
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Now we have one that not only goes to Newcastle but it takes about 20 minutes longer by going halfway around the countryside, then stops at the Central Station not the city centre.
When you leave Down Under to play in Europe, you are going halfway around the world and you won't be popping back and forth for training sessions.
"But I am worried that our rubbish is going halfway around the world."
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Going halfway round the world in exchange for a small fee didn't make sense to the governing body and now alternative opposition is under consideration.
If you roll quarter A carefully, you will find that it will make one complete revolution in going halfway around quarter B; George's head will be right side up.