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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Ben Wright, general manager of Waves, in Upper Mills, Slaithwaite, said: "It's not as good as our original time but to KAL's merit they have met us halfway.
Our supplier actually met us halfway on our donation, which was really nice, and we were able to give away 40,000 meals and got a lot of press out of it," she said.
We had teachers who met us halfway and made us feel welcome, appreciated, and accepted.
Throughout the year he met us halfway and we met him halfway.
The police met us halfway along the M8 and we were supposed to get an escort but there were police- men dancing on top of their Range Rovers.
The European Union has met us halfway in negotiations on the WTO, and it could not help but have a positive effect on our attitude toward ratification of the Kyoto protocol".
He said: "It's very sad and no jockey wants that to happen but we feel they haven't met us halfway.
Once after she'd stayed with me for a week I drove her back and my ex- wife met us halfway.