split the difference

split the difference
phrasal
: to reach agreement by compromise involving equal concessions especially in a disagreement as to a price or to the conclusion of a contract

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split the difference
To divide equally the sum of matter in dispute, to take the mean
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Main Entry:split

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split the difference spoken phrase
to do, give, or take an amount of something that is between two other amounts, often as a way of reaching an agreement
Thesaurus: to share or divide something between peoplesynonym
Main entry: split

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take the average of two proposed amounts

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split the difference — see split, 1
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Main Entry:difference
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split the difference
: to agree to an amount that is halfway between two given amounts

He thought I should pay $40 and I thought I should pay $30, so we decided to split the difference at $35.

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Main Entry:split

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split the ˈdifference idiom
(when discussing a price, etc.) to agree on an amount that is at an equal distance between the two amounts that have been suggested
Main entry:splitidiom

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