happy medium Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"happy medium" in British English

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happy mediumnoun [S]

uk   us   approving
a ​state or way of doing something that ​avoids being ​extreme, often ​combining the ​best of two ​oppositestates or ​ways of doing something: I ​try to strike a (= ​achieve a)happymedium when I'm on ​holiday, and ​spendhalf my ​time doing things and the other ​half just ​relaxing.
(Definition of happy medium from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"happy medium" in American English

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happy mediumnoun [U]

 us   /ˈhæp·i ˈmi·di·əm/
a way of ​acting or ​thinking that ​avoids being ​extreme and that is ​acceptable to everyone: Somewhere in the ​debate over ​immigration, there has to be a happy medium.
(Definition of happy medium from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “happy medium”
in Chinese (Simplified) 折中方案…
in Chinese (Traditional) 折衷方案…
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