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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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'It's very hard being apart from someone that you love and all she needs to do is pick up the phone and I think there will be a meeting halfway,' said Mrs Kilshaw.
WHILE THE WORLD'S CORPORATE AND POLITICAL elite met in late January at a gated ski resort in Davos, Switzerland for the thirtieth annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), thousands of grassroots activists gathered for the first time at the rival World Social Forum (WSF) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to discuss how to reverse a range of neoliberal policies promoted by the titans of corporate globalization meeting halfway across the planet.
Ling left the meeting halfway through without speaking to reporters.
Vermonte said due to the Asean's experience of failure to come up with a consensus statement on certain issues, the Asean way should be coming up with common interests and meeting halfway, instead of aborting the consensus altogether.
'By meeting halfway and having this four-man limit for Celtic and Powergen matches, I think that is fair.
Does he honestly believe that his "motherhood ideas" can be clearly defined for us only by the government and NDF negotiators meeting halfway across the world?