Translation of "halfway house" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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halfway housenoun

uk /ˌhɑːf.weɪ ˈhaʊs/ us /ˌhæf.weɪ ˈhaʊs/

[ C ] a place where prisoners or people with mental health problems can stay after they leave prison or hospital and before they start to live on their own


[ 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 revised version. 新提案是原始协议和英国政府修改后的协议的折中。

(Translation of “halfway house” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)