middle-of-the-road
adjective Date: 1894 standing for or following a course of action midway between extremes; especially being neither liberal nor conservative in politics • middle-of-the-roader nounmiddle-of-the-roadism noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • middle-of-the-road — adj. 1. supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative. Syn: centrist, moderate. [WordNet 1.5] 2. not extreme, especially in political views. [WordNet 1.5] {middle of the roader}, n. {middle of the roadism}, n …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • middle-of-the-road — {adj.} Favoring action halfway between two opposite movements or ideas; with ideas halfway between two opposite sides; seeing good on both sides. * /The men who wrote the Constitution followed a middle of the road plan on whether greater power… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • middle-of-the-road — {adj.} Favoring action halfway between two opposite movements or ideas; with ideas halfway between two opposite sides; seeing good on both sides. * /The men who wrote the Constitution followed a middle of the road plan on whether greater power… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • middle of the road — {n. phr.} A way of thinking which does not favor one idea or thing too much; being halfway between two different ideas. * /The teacher did not support the boys or the girls in the debate, but stayed in the middle of the road./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • middle of the road — {n. phr.} A way of thinking which does not favor one idea or thing too much; being halfway between two different ideas. * /The teacher did not support the boys or the girls in the debate, but stayed in the middle of the road./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • middle of the road — Date: 1891 a course of action or a standpoint midway between extremes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Middle of the road (music) — Middle of the road (MOR) music is a commercial radio format (rather than a musical genre) which encompasses several styles. MOR music is broadly popular music, but not technically avant garde; generally, it is strongly melodic and often features… …   Wikipedia

  • middle-of-the-roader — middle of the road middle of the road adj. 1. supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative. Syn: centrist, moderate. [WordNet 1.5] 2. not extreme, especially in political views. [WordNet 1.5] {middle of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • middle-of-the-roadism — middle of the road middle of the road adj. 1. supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative. Syn: centrist, moderate. [WordNet 1.5] 2. not extreme, especially in political views. [WordNet 1.5] {middle of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • middle-of-the-roader — noun see middle of the road …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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