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middle ground

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

First recorded in 1775–85
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middle ground

noun
  1. another term for middle distanceSee middle-distance (def. 2)
  2. a position of compromise between two opposing views, parties, etc
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