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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.
See also: go, halfway

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
References in classic literature ?
She had gone halfway down the stairs when a small, unsteady voice called after her:
I can bring Leo Santa Cruz here, I can do Windsor Park, I can do all those things but we'll see." On Burnett, Hearn said: "I believe he's the real deal and a big star but he's only gone halfway to prove that.
We had gone halfway to the Aid Post, four of us carrying the stretcher, one at each handle, when as I lifted my right foot in its stride a shell splinter burst itself in the ground beneath it.
We have gone halfway through the year yet we still do not know the floor price of maize.
He added: "Cork showed they're a team in good confi-dence, at the right end of the table, and they're a fit side having gone halfway through their division.
We had already gone halfway into opening up our own kitchen; we opened a new store and launched a new brand that we no longer had the money to back up."
The casino promoters, for their part, would rather the measure was approved, allowing them to portray Oregon as having already gone halfway toward acceptance of their casino proposal.
I saw a lady cross the road and noticed she had gone halfway across.
OUR SIGNINGS have not even gone halfway to giving us an adequate chance of winning the Premiership.
"You feel like you've gone halfway around the world, yet you haven't left home." says Ann Foster, whose Santa Barbara pavilion is pictured here.
Hamburger Feinfrost, Hamburg, Germany-headquartered frozen food supplier, has gone halfway around the world to source some items in a new range of snacks and appetizers, with most coming from Thailand.
He added: 'It's amazing that it has gone halfway around the world and come back to Stoke-on-Trent in one piece.'
He revealed a previous owner had taken the pot to Zimbabwe, adding: 'It's amazing that it has gone halfway around the world and come back in one piece.'
He added: "It's amazing that it has gone halfway around the world and come back to Stoke-on-Trent in one piece."