happy medium

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happy medium

n
a course or state that avoids extremes

hap′py me′dium


n.
Translations
الحَل الوَسَط الأفْضَل، الوسط السَّعيد
střední cesta
den gyldne middelvej
középút
meîalvegur
stredná cesta
orta yol

happy medium

ngiusta via di mezzo

happy

(ˈhӕpi) adjective
1. having or showing a feeling of pleasure or contentment. a happy smile; I feel happy today.
2. willing. I'd be happy to help you.
3. lucky. By a happy chance I have the key with me.
ˈhappiness noun
ˈhappily adverb
The child smiled happily; Happily, (= Fortunately,) she arrived home safely.
ˌhappy-go-ˈlucky adjective
not worrying about what might happen. cheerful and happy-go-lucky.
happy medium
a sensible middle course between two extreme positions. I need to find the happy medium between starving and over-eating.
References in classic literature ?
The happy medium for stump-clearing is the lord of all beasts, who is the elephant.
I endeavoured to hit a happy medium between these two extremes; my aunt approved the result; and Mr.
Knightley `no;' and Miss Bates and I that he is just the happy medium.