English version

middle-of-the-road

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmiddle-of-the-roadˌmiddle-of-the-ˈroad adjective 🔊 🔊 1 MODERATEmiddle-of-the-road ideas or opinions are not extreme, and so most people are likely to agree with them 🔊 a party offering safe, middle-of-the-road policies2 middle-of-the-road voters or politicians have ideas that are not extreme3 informal ordinary and not new, different, or exciting 🔊 Their first album was quite good, but the second was very middle-of-the-road stuff.
Examples from the Corpus
middle-of-the-roadThe figures are relative to a middle-of-the-road estimate of the course of the economy during the next twenty years.We should have had, at best, a continuous middle-of-the-road government which could never have taken radical reforming measures.Both were too sensitive about the middle-of-the-road, liberal, humanitarian public.The Independent has remained independent from political allegiances though it too favoured a middle-of-the-road political outcome in the 1987 election.The President's choice of a middle-of-the-road Republican with a strong record of educational reform received considerable bipartisan approval.We grew up in a world of chainstore high fashion, middle-of-the-road revolution, cover-version original pop music.Now, their last record was very nice and all the rest but it's very middle-of-the-road stuff.He made a direct appeal to middle-of-the-road voters.Wilson appealed to middle-of-the-road voters.
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