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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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a halfway house

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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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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.
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