happy medium

  • 1 happy medium — noun A prudent or sensible middle course • • • Main Entry: ↑happy * * * happy medium see ↑medium, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑happy happy medium : a good choice or condition that avoids any extremes …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 2 happy medium — If you reach a happy medium, you are making a compromise; reaching a conclusion or decision …

    The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 3 happy medium — index compromise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 happy medium — noun singular a way of doing something that is between two extreme positions or is satisfactory to everyone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 happy medium — noun A balanced position between two opposite extremes. The tone of the paper strikes a happy medium between layman approachability and technical accuracy …

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  • 6 happy medium — Synonyms and related words: abnegation, abstinence, average, balance, calm, calmness, center, compromise, conservatism, constraint, continence, control, cool, dispassion, evenness, fence, generality, gentleness, golden mean, half measures, half… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 7 happy medium — UK / US noun [singular] a way of doing something that is between two extreme positions or is satisfactory to everyone …

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  • 8 ˌhappy ˈmedium — noun [singular] a way of doing something that is between two extreme positions or that is satisfactory to everyone …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 9 happy medium — hap′py me′dium n. cvb middle ground …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 strike a happy medium — {v. phr.} To find an answer to a problem that is halfway between two unsatisfactory answers. * /Mary said the dress was blue. Jane said it was green. They finally struck a happy medium and decided it was blue green./ * /Two teaspoons of sugar… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 strike a happy medium — {v. phr.} To find an answer to a problem that is halfway between two unsatisfactory answers. * /Mary said the dress was blue. Jane said it was green. They finally struck a happy medium and decided it was blue green./ * /Two teaspoons of sugar… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 12 strike\ a\ happy\ medium — v. phr. To find an answer to a problem that is halfway between two unsatisfactory answers. Mary said the dress was blue. Jane said it was green. they finally struck a happy medium and decided it was blue green. Two teaspoons of sugar made the cup …

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  • 13 (a) happy medium — a way of doing something which is good because it avoids being extreme. What you want from a holiday is a happy medium between activity and relaxation. (often + between) I m either exercising all the time or I m doing nothing but I can t seem to… …

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  • 14 a happy medium — a/the happy ˈmedium idiom something that is in the middle between two choices or two ways of doing sth • She tried to strike a happy medium between making the questions too hard and making them too easy. Main entry: ↑happyidiom …

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  • 15 the happy medium — a/the happy ˈmedium idiom something that is in the middle between two choices or two ways of doing sth • She tried to strike a happy medium between making the questions too hard and making them too easy. Main entry: ↑happyidiom …

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  • 16 strike a happy medium — A man walked into a fortune teller s tent. When the fortune teller saw him, she started laughing, so he hit her. Why? He was striking a happy medium …

    English expressions

  • 17 Land of the Happy Medium — Costa Rica …

    Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • 18 happy — (adj.) late 14c., lucky, favored by fortune, prosperous; of events, turning out well, from HAP (Cf. hap) (n.) chance, fortune + Y (Cf. y) (2). Sense of very glad first recorded late 14c. Ousted O.E. eadig (from ead wealth, riches ) and gesælig,… …

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  • 19 medium — [[t]mi͟ːdiəm[/t]] ♦♦♦ mediums, media (The plural of the noun can be either mediums or media for meanings 4 and 5. The form mediums is the plural for meaning 6.) 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n If something is of medium size, it is neither large nor small, but… …

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  • 20 happy — hap|py W1S1 [ˈhæpi] adj comparative happier superlative happiest [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: hap chance, luck (13 20 centuries), from Old Norse happ] 1.) having feelings of pleasure, for example because something good has happened to you or you are …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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