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English definition of “halfway house”

halfway house

noun    
[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.Solving and solutions [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 ownPrisons and parts of prisons
(Definition of halfway house noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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