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    to meet trouble half-way

    Am I correct in assuming that the expression "to meet trouble half-way" means "to worry about something you cannot change"?

    I have come across this expression in Maugham's Cakes and Ale:

    Hallo Armstrong, we want some of the Liebraumilch (wine), the "21"
    Very good, sir
    How's it holding up? Pretty well? We shan't be able to get any more of it, you know
    I'm afraid not, sir
    Well, it's no good meeting trouble half-way, is it, Armstrong?
    No, sir

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    Re: to meet trouble half-way

    Quote Originally Posted by bojan1977 View Post
    Am I correct in assuming that the expression "to meet trouble half-way" means "to worry about something you cannot change"?

    I have come across this expression in Maugham's Cakes and Ale:

    Hallo Armstrong, we want some of the Liebraumilch (wine), the "21"
    Very good, sir
    How's it holding up? Pretty well? We shan't be able to get any more of it, you know
    I'm afraid not, sir
    Well, it's no good meeting trouble half-way, is it, Armstrong?
    No, sir
    Welcome to the forums. Yes, you are right.

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