Meaning of “split the difference” in the English Dictionary


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split the difference

to accept only part of what you originally wanted when making an agreement with someone, esp. an agreement involving money:

You want $50 for the bike and I say it’s worth $30 – let’s split the difference and I’ll pay you $40.

(Definition of “split the difference” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)