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English definition of “halfway house”

halfway house

noun uk   us  
[C usually singular] something that combines particular features of two other things, especially in order to try to please people who do not like the two things on their own: The new proposals are a halfway house between the original treaty and the British government's revised version. [C] a place where prisoners or people with mental health problems stay after they leave prison or hospital and before they start to live on their own
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