Translation of "halfway house" - English-Traditional 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. 新提案是原始協定和英國政府修改後的協定的折衷。

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