middle ground

an intermediate position, area, or recourse between two opposites or extremes; a halfway or neutral standpoint.
middle distance ( def 1 ).
Nautical. a length of comparatively shallow water having channels on both sides.


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

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There is tons of middle ground between those two extremes.
The population size and location strike a perfect middle ground.
Together, they seem to find a happy middle ground, where neither truly
  sacrifices more of herself than the other.
It's a tough job finding the middle ground, for writers and for researchers.
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