Happy mean - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
the happy/golden mean (redirected from happy mean)
the golden mean the avoidance of extremes.
This phrase translates the Latin phrase aurea mediocritas , which comes from the Roman poet Horace's Odes.
the happy/golden ˈmean (approving) a course of action that is not extreme: To be honest, I don’t like either of the proposals. What we really need is a golden mean between the two.