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1‘the halfway point’
midway, middle, mid, central, centre, intermediate, equidistant between two points
mean, median, average
technical medial, mesial
1‘he stopped halfway down the passage’
midway, at the mid point, in the middle, in the centre
to the middle, to the mid point
part of the way, at some point, part way
2‘he seemed halfway friendly’
to some degree, to some extent, to a certain degree, to a certain extent, in some measure, rather, relatively, comparatively, moderately, cautiously, somewhat
in part, partly, part, just about, almost, nearly
‘I was willing to meet him halfway’
reach a compromise, find the middle ground, come to terms, come to an understanding, reach an agreement, make a deal, make concessions, find a happy medium, strike a balance
give and take
split the difference, go fifty-fifty
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