Go halfway

Also, meet someone halfway. Compromise, give up something for the sake of an agreement. For example, The Smiths are willing to go halfway and pay their share for snow-plowing, or I’ll make peace with Nancy if she’ll just meet me halfway. [ Late 1500s ]


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