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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Whilst we take blame for the poor workmanship, the occupants must also meet us halfway by paying rent whilst we do the maintenance.
'We can offer railways' land for a green belt by the tracks to [make] better things but the provincial government also needs to meet us halfway.
"We hope the United States will meet us halfway, and work with us to resolve existing issues through cooperation and consultation," the statement from China's Ministry of Commerce said.
"We hope that the US side will meet us halfway, take into account the interests of each other and solve the existing problems thorough cooperation and consultations.
My family had advocated for peace but the other party failed to even meet us halfway and instead chose to spread malicious lies and falsehoods...
"That's all that we ask is that we meet us halfway," Gross said.
The former defence minister said Pakistan's options become limited if India is not willing to meet us halfway. 'We want to dissipate tensions with India but they are not willing to do the same,' he added.
"We hope that other countries don't use this opportunity to threaten China, and hope that other countries can work hard with China, meet us halfway, and maintain the South ChinaSea's peace and stability and not turn the South China Sea in a source of war."
"If Frangieh is ready to set aside his friendship [with Syria] and his current political line and meet us halfway, then we will have no veto against him.
As an ex-smoker (of four years) I think we should not discriminate, but at the same time smokers should meet us halfway."
They have not meet us halfway, not even a quarter of the way.
"We will drive players and point them in the right direction but it won't work unless they meet us halfway. I am looking for people who are self-motivated to continually try to improve and be the fittest they possibly can be to do their ability justice."
"We're asking the supporters to come and meet us halfway and let's just see if we can get this done."
She said: "We are giving them the opportunity to correct those actions and move forward in the true spirit and intent of treaty, and they [the Canadian government] cannot even meet us halfway. In fact, they respond to us as though we are committing a criminal act for demanding the fulfillment and implementation of our rights--this is discrimination." The 18-member CERD is the Treaty Monitoring Body for the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), one of nine legally-binding International Human Rights Treaties within the United Nations system.
Do they tell us about the rarity of incidents we will remember, when the constellation of occurrences is specific enough to meet us halfway and therefore impress?