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middle ground

noun
1.
an intermediate position, area, or recourse between two opposites or extremes; a halfway or neutral standpoint.
2.
middle distance (def 1).
3.
Nautical. a length of comparatively shallow water having channels on both sides.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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British Dictionary definitions for middle ground

middle ground

noun
1.
another term for middle distance See middle-distance (sense 2)
2.
a position of compromise between two opposing views, parties, etc
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