meet (one) halfway

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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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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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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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meet someone halfway

make a compromise with someone.
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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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Lesley Woodhouse: "Needs to meet him halfway and offer PS300million, but it also seems that the deal was loaded with clauses and caveats.
What he needs now is a partner willing to meet him halfway to keep the country out of turbulent waters because it takes two to tango.
Geoff should show BMW this reply and see if they'll meet him halfway.
I'll try to meet him halfway, but I am what I am and that's what makes me.
Kate was going to drive to meet him halfway in Lincolnshire.
Most conspicuously, this is the case with the key player who could do Blair a favour and meet him halfway on the review clause.