middle-of-the-road Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"middle-of-the-road" in British English

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middle-of-the-roadadjective

uk   /ˌmɪd.l̩.əv.ðəˈrəʊd/  us   /-ˈroʊd/
used to ​describe a ​person, ​organization, ​opinion, or ​type of ​entertainment that is not ​extreme and is ​acceptable to or ​liked by most ​people: middle-of-the-road ​popmusic They ​adopted a ​sensible, middle-of-the-road ​policy on ​defencespending.
(Definition of middle-of-the-road from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"middle-of-the-road" in American English

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middle-of-the-roadadjective

 us   /ˈmɪd·əl·əv·ðəˈroʊd/
not ​extreme and ​acceptable to or ​liked by most ​people: His ​views on ​socialissues are ​pretty much middle-of-the-road.
(Definition of middle-of-the-road from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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