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1‘a shallow dish with a spike in the middle’
centre, mean, median, mid point, halfway point, dead centre, focal point, focus, hub, nucleus, midst
eye, heart, core, kernel, bosom, interior, depths, thick, bullseye
2‘he had a towel round his middle’
midriff, waist, waistline, belly, gut, stomach, paunch, pot belly, beer belly
informal tummy, tum, pot, bread basket
1‘the middle point between two extremes’
central, mid, mean, medium, medial, median, midway, halfway, equidistant, mesial
2‘there is a dearth of talent at middle level’
intermediate, intermedial, intermediary, inner, inside
‘it's rural now—out in the middle of nowhere’
the back of beyond, the backwoods, the wilds, the hinterland, a backwater
the back country, the backblocks, the booay
the backveld, the platteland
the boondocks, the boonies, the tall timbers
Woop Woop, beyond the black stump
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