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happy medium

noun [S] uk   approving us  
a state or way of doing something that avoids being extreme, often combining the best of two opposite states or ways of doing something: I try to strike a (= achieve a) happy medium when I'm on holiday, and spend half my time doing things and the other half just relaxing.
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