# split the difference

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## split the difference

To find and agree upon the point halfway or nearly halfway between two amounts of something, especially money. A: "I'll give you \$100 for the computer." B: "I'm sorry, but I can't take lower than \$150." A: "Why don't we split the difference and call it \$125?"

## split the difference

to divide the difference evenly (with someone else). You want to sell for \$120, and I want to buy for \$100. Let's split the difference and close the deal at \$110. I don't want to split the difference. I want \$120.

## split the difference

Compromise between two close figures, divide the remainder equally. For example, You're asking \$5,000 for the car and I'm offering \$4,000; let's split the difference and make it \$4,500 . [c. 1700]

## split the difference

take the average of two proposed amounts.

## split the ˈdifference

agree on an amount of something, such as money, which is halfway between two others: John offered €60, but Peter wanted €100. Finally they split the difference and agreed on €80.