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halfway

adjective, adverb
     
half‧way
1 at a middle point in space or time between two things [= partway]
halfway through/up/down/between etc
He chased Kevin halfway up the stairs.
It was a terrible film - I left halfway through.
traffic queues stretching back halfway to London
the halfway stage/mark/point
They've just reached the halfway stage of the project.
2

be halfway there

to have done something that will allow you to achieve something else:
Establish the right relationships at work and you're halfway there.
3

be/come/go halfway to doing something

to achieve something partly but not completely:
We're still only halfway to finishing the job.
4

halfway decent/normal/successful etc

informal reasonably good, normal, successful etc:
the only halfway decent hotel here

➔ meet somebody halfway

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