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halfway decent

Somewhat good, useful, or enjoyable, but not very; passable. Anyone with a halfway decent phone can access the Internet these days! John: "So, what did you think of the film?" Bill: "Eh, it was halfway decent, I guess."
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meet trouble halfway

To worry, grow anxious, or distress oneself unnecessarily over something that has yet to happen. You can't go through life meeting trouble halfway, or you'll end up paralyzed with indecision and anxiety.
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halfway house

1. A housing facility that provides treatment and rehabilitation services to people overcoming disabilities or addictions. Once the halfway house helps Mark recover from his heroin addiction, he'll be able to return to his hometown and move forward with his life.
2. A combination of two different things. That restaurant is a halfway house between a burger joint and a sushi bar. Weird, right?
3. The center point of a trip or journey. To prevent us from becoming too tired on the long drive, we decided to stop at a halfway house to get some rest.
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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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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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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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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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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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a halfway house

BRITISH
A halfway house is something that has some features of one thing and some of another. A halfway house between the theatre and cinema is possible. The place was a sort of halfway house between a prison and a care home. Note: A halfway house was an inn located halfway between two neighbouring towns or villages and would have been used by coach passengers in former times. The name is still seen on pubs and inns.
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a halfway house

1 a compromise. 2 the halfway point in a progression. 3 a place where ex-prisoners, mental patients, etc. can stay while they become reaccustomed to normal life.
In the late 18th century, a halfway house was an inn or other establishment halfway between two places or at the midpoint of a journey.
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meet someone halfway

make a compromise with someone.
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meet trouble halfway

distress yourself unnecessarily about what may happen.
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a ˌhalfway ˈhouse


1 a place where prisoners, mental patients, etc. can stay for a short time after leaving a prison or hospital, before they start to live on their own again: We’re opening several halfway houses for people who’ve been in this hospital.
2 something that combines the features of two plans, wishes, etc: We really wanted to build a completely new hospital, but we didn’t have the money, so this extension is a kind of halfway house.A halfway house was originally a place such as an inn (= a pub where you can stay the night) that was halfway between two places, or in the middle of a journey.
See also: halfway, house

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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Clarida told the council that he'd hoped to do the roadway and water and sewer at the same time, however the conditions of a grant helping to fund the $3.3 million project allows for roadways only, so the Halfway Road extension has been broken up into two phases.
"If you were in the area of the Halfway House Inn at the time of the incident and saw anything suspicious, please call." Call 101 and refer to incident 0041S 140619 when contacting the police.
In the local elections last November 24, did voters give President Tsai, who was halfway through her construction work, passing grades or a strong insufficient?
Halfway houses are small-scale projects in which some inmates have the opportunity to serve the end of their sentence in a halfway house.
Plans have the footpath running west from Comfort Drive and turning north, along the east side of Halfway Road, crossing the Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad tracks and ending at the Pilot truck stop.
With Stuart busy giving his statement to DI Aurthurs, Halfway warns Mick and Linda, who wonders if they should make a run for it, but Mick decides there's no point just as the police arrive, and he surrenders.
(https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/03/27/dance-moms-star-abby-lee-miller-released-federal-prison/462751002/) USA Today reported that halfway houses are places where inmates are sent before they return to society.
The halfway houses will serve to receive and process the rebel returnees as the government provides them with necessary assistance and skills to make their transition to life as peaceful civilians easier.
The DILG has issued guidelines for the construction of halfway houses for former members of the New People's Army in the provinces of Kalinga, Mountain Province, Northern Samar, Negros Oriental, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, and North Cotabato.
Shaneboy Freddie and Pacey Bambi have been the epitome of consistency through halfway, with just five and six spots between quickest and slowest halfway splits.
A laser flipped the spins halfway around, from up to down; the ions then interacted so each spin influenced the others.
The court was shown footage of a cordon of officers moving from the Kop end of the pitch to the halfway line between 3.38pm and 3.40pm, around the same time as a second South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service (SYMAS) ambulance drove onto the pitch.
Goldstein; MEETING CHINA HALFWAY; Georgetown University Press (Nonfiction: Political Science) 29.95 ISBN: 9781626161603
Set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (one of the nation's most highly segregated cities), "Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories" tells stories of connections in a community with a tumultuous and divided past.