middle ground


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middle ground

Something that people with differing opinions or views can agree upon; a compromise. More and more, it seems like people of differing views are unwilling to attempt to find a middle ground.
See also: ground, middle

middle ground

a position of compromise; a state of thinking where two opposing parties can discuss an issue politely and productively. If we could only reach a middle ground on this issue, things wouldn't be so confrontational.
See also: ground, middle
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Students will neatly and thoughtfully cut out their images and attach cardboard to the back so to help the pieces stand up in the middle ground and foreground.
Today, there appears to be little if any middle ground, no center that holds for long, and attempts to find one, such as the Bowles/Simpson Commission, have failed.
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And the middle ground feeling the pinch is expanding like a butcher's waistline.
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The middle ground, the moderates, must be allowed a voice.
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