split the difference

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To choose an option or take a position roughly midway between two opposed alternatives; to compromise.
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Dolly suggested that they should meet at the club at 4 p.m. Sir Felix had named noon, and promised to call at Dolly's lodgings. They split the difference at last and agreed to start at two.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'split the difference':

split the differenceIn a financial transaction, to settle on an amount midway between the offer and the asking price.
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