Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

middle ground

middle ground
Meaning(s)
1) a position of compromise between opposing views or groups
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    • find middle ground with someone to resolve a dispute
  • Analysis

    The middle ground in a negotiation or an argument is a position or place of compromise between two opposing sides or views where both parties can agree.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. In the modern era of online interactions and social media, it seems as though less people are willing to look for a middle ground with each other and are instead more drawn to extremes. 
    2. My wife's family hold very extreme religious beliefs, I can never find a middle ground with them.
    3. In any relationship, you will need to compromise and find a middle ground when you do not agree.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. A mediator was brought in to help the two sides find a middle ground that they could both agree on. It was the only way that the dispute was going to be resolved.
    2. Depending on his mood, with my old boss you were either his best employee or his worst. There was no middle ground.
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