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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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  • If they are really such, the knowledge of them in a well disposed mind will go halfway towards a reform.

  • You'll go halfway to meet her and she'll drag you about and pass you off.

    The Tragic Muse Henry James
  • They go halfway down the vase, then their courage fails and they climb up again and rejoin the procession.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre
  • She might put aside her pride, and go halfway to meet him, and to remove his difficulties and embarrassments.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
  • Joel and I used to go halfway to the divide, to meet pa when he bought us new boots.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams

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