Definition of middle road in US English:

middle road

noun

  • 1A course or state between two extremes; = "middle way".

  • 2The middle one of three roads.

adjective

  • Usually with hyphen. = "middle of the road".

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Horace's Satires. From middle + road.

Pronunciation

middle road

/ˌmɪdl ˈrəʊd/