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English definition of “middle ground”

middle ground

noun [U] uk   us  
a position between two opposite opinions in an argument, or between two descriptions: The UN peace envoy has failed to find any middle ground between the government and the opposition parties. He can be magical, he can be comical, but only rarely does he occupy the middle ground.
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