happy medium


happy medium
UK / US noun [singular]
a way of doing something that is between two extreme positions or is satisfactory to everyone

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • happy medium — noun A prudent or sensible middle course • • • Main Entry: ↑happy * * * happy medium see ↑medium, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑happy happy medium : a good choice or condition that avoids any extremes …   Useful english dictionary

  • happy medium — If you reach a happy medium, you are making a compromise; reaching a conclusion or decision …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • happy medium — index compromise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • happy medium — noun singular a way of doing something that is between two extreme positions or is satisfactory to everyone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • happy medium — noun A balanced position between two opposite extremes. The tone of the paper strikes a happy medium between layman approachability and technical accuracy …   Wiktionary

  • happy medium — Synonyms and related words: abnegation, abstinence, average, balance, calm, calmness, center, compromise, conservatism, constraint, continence, control, cool, dispassion, evenness, fence, generality, gentleness, golden mean, half measures, half… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ˌhappy ˈmedium — noun [singular] a way of doing something that is between two extreme positions or that is satisfactory to everyone …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • happy medium — hap′py me′dium n. cvb middle ground …   From formal English to slang

  • strike a happy medium — {v. phr.} To find an answer to a problem that is halfway between two unsatisfactory answers. * /Mary said the dress was blue. Jane said it was green. They finally struck a happy medium and decided it was blue green./ * /Two teaspoons of sugar… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike a happy medium — {v. phr.} To find an answer to a problem that is halfway between two unsatisfactory answers. * /Mary said the dress was blue. Jane said it was green. They finally struck a happy medium and decided it was blue green./ * /Two teaspoons of sugar… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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