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reach a compromise

To achieve an agreement that includes benefits and concessions for both parties. After nearly three days of negotiations, we finally reached a compromise and began moving forward with the merger. You've got to learn to reach compromises if you want your marriage to succeed.
See also: compromise, reach
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

reach a compromise

to achieve a compromise; to negotiate an agreement. After many hours of discussion, we finally reached a compromise. We were unable to reach a compromise and quit trying.
See also: compromise, reach
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"However, despite our different situations and perspectives, we do reach compromises time and again.
The movement also called on all parties to provide more efforts and to prevail dialogue so as to reach compromises deemed "necessary" for dispute settlement.
It expressed hope that the Yemeni parties would be able to reach compromises on the sticking points in future consultations and work together for facilitating the delivery of aid to people in need across the country.
"Moscow warns against attempts to destabilize the situation in Lebanon and calls on all the Lebanese political forces to show high responsibility and readiness to reach compromises on pressing domestic issues, particularly concerning the early establishment of a new government following the May parliamentary election," the statement said.
A company can now reach compromises on its debts and for businesses which are nearly insolvent a new process for administration has been introduced which will enable such businesses to keep running under the supervision of an Administrator for a period of 12 months
Victims' families reach compromises by settling for blood money a practice especially prevalent in 'honour' crimes for similar reasons.
John McCain, R-Ariz., put it, we need a return to "regular order," where congressional committees consider budgets significantly in advance of the expiration of funding and reach compromises in good faith.
There are reports of positive intentions from all parties to reach compromises. Despite promising expectations, there is cautious optimism about the possibility of achieving quick results concerning those files during those sessions.
"In spite of all the challenges and hindrances, there are ways and means to reach compromises through bilateral cooperation," he said.
She said that the Royal Court, being the dialogue patron, insists on continuing those consultations to reach compromises that are "important and necessary".
He said during his meeting with the French ambassador, according to a statement y his office : " The House of Representatives has recently formed a sub-committee of the heads of the main political blocs to discuss the law in order to reach compromises that satisfies everyone./End
Rapporteurs Othmar Karas (Austria, EPP) and Liem Hoang Ngoc (S&D, France), and the chair of ECON would like a vote to be held on 24 February as scheduled, despite the tight timeframe and the need to reach compromises on around half of the text.
However, much more work is needed to reach compromises on the most contentious issues, such as greening, including in particular the ecological focus areas (EFAs) scheme and the internal convergence of direct payments, where there are "several proposals" for a compromise amendment.
The conciliation committee's task is to reach compromises to disputes that may arise among the dialogue groups on an issue in the event of failure to be settled within the groups.
Finance Minister Vassos Shirarly expressed his satisfaction with "very constructive meetings", underlining that the Presidency would "spare no effort to reach compromises with the Parliament." "The Cypriots have shown enthusiasm for the Presidency.