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Strike a happy medium

DEFINITION

Find a comfortable combination. Finalize a successful negotiation. ‘Strike’ is used in the sense of forging or finding an agreeable outcome. ‘Happy medium’ implies that what has been found is a position, a result that makes all people involved satisfied. (Compare to Win-win situation.)

“The union and management finally stuck a happy medium on health insurance talks.”

“I’veĀ  struck a happy medium between living with my parents and having a private life.”

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