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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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The Council and Parliament met halfway on the date of entry into force of the new legislation, namely 1 June 2015, with another 18 months for the compliance period.
Granting them in vain hopes of being met halfway may not therefore serve U.
Organisations such as the YMCA are working to build bridges and integrate with local communities and I hope it can be met halfway.
The production's symmetrically staged ball scene reiterated this sense of confrontation as Romeo and his friends, masked by strips of black and red cloth tied about their eyes, strode in purposefully from one side of the stage and were met halfway by the equally serious guests of the Capulets.
The brothers met halfway for a week-long holiday in Skegness.
The ideal situation would be if the two violinists met halfway along the line.
She used to walk from school and be met halfway home by her parents.