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happy medium

A healthy balance between two extremes. It can be difficult for working mothers to find a happy medium between maintaining their careers and caring for their families.
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happy medium

The midway point between two extremes. For example, We need to find a happy medium between overdoing the holiday season and ignoring it entirely . This expression, first recorded in 1778, was once known as the golden mean and is based on ancient mathematical principles.
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a happy medium

COMMON A happy medium is something that is successful or pleasant because it avoids being extreme. Here you have the freedom to be energetic, lazy or strike a happy medium in between. Tours like his provide a happy medium between protecting the sea-life and giving holidaymakers a unique experience.
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a/the happy ˈmedium

a sensible balance between two extremes: I like to know my colleagues well, but not too well. The sort of friendship I have with them now is a happy medium.In life generally we should try to find the happy medium. Extreme solutions to problems always lead to difficulties.
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I think our actions demonstrate that SCGGA is committed to supporting growers and to responding to our neighbors so that we indeed find a happy medium for us all.
I feel sure that to ease this grave traffic problem, and to give our citizens the best transport to and from their homes at all hours, the happy medium can be found.
There's always going to be a risk when guys are playing first-class cricket at such a young age but you just have to find a happy medium there and you're not bowling too much and not bowling enough," he added.
Perhaps a happy medium of restraint would have been more advisable, and led to a happier 2012 for all concerned.
But the Manchester City star feels a happy medium has been struck with the players now able to parade poppies on the black armbands they will wear during the game.
In Spain, we cannot lose objectivity and the happy medium," he underlined.
But you have to find that happy medium of being part of a business plan that works and also doing what's best for me.
The existing RDA structure seems like a happy medium in that regard.
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and Tottenham's Martin Jol are among managers who have hit the happy medium, while Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson refused to defend Wayne Rooney following his sending off in Europe this week.
One of the challenges was maintaining the precarious balance and happy medium between realism and caricature," says Chen.
Even in the area of subacute care, I believe there's a happy medium to be found that will enable us to increase and educate our staffs, reward them appropriately, and provide the highest quality care - and, in the process, offer some stiff competition to other institutions looking to grab up the subacute dollar.
Of course, there is a happy medium, but with the volume of information that is to be assimilated and carried into adulthood, the task is one of monumental proportions.