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    Question halfway

    hi everybody

    can someone help me ? what does mean halfway?

    thanx a lot (:


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    Re: halfway

    Quote Originally Posted by perhaps love View Post
    hi everybody

    can someone help me ? what does mean halfway?

    thanx a lot (:
    I was halfway (covered only half of the distance between the starting point and the destination) to the railway station when I heard a shot.

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    Re: halfway

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I was halfway (covered only half of the distance between the starting point and the destination) to the railway station when I heard a shot.
    Yes, that is the literal meaning. It's also used metaphorically in a lot of ways.
    A: How much is this?
    B: $40
    A: No! I'll give you $20.
    B: I'll tell you what. I'll meet you halfway. (It will cost him $30).

    It can mean compromising.
    C and D are arguing over whether to go to the movies or skating.
    C: I'd rather go to the movies.
    D: I want to go skating.
    C: How about we go to the movies tonight, and go skating tomorrow.
    D: No way!
    C: Ok, if you can't meet me half way, you can go skating by yourself!

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