happy medium


: a good choice or condition that avoids any extremes
The car's designers have found/struck a happy medium between affordability and luxury.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some growers have found a happy medium. Gene Johnson, Andrew Selsky, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Apr. 2023 The Denim Midi Skirt For the non-jean enthusiast, Goldsign’s denim midi skirt is a happy medium. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 24 Feb. 2023 This gentle mist is the happy medium between mattifying and hydrating, feeling utterly weightless on our skin and keeping our looks smudge-proof — even despite splashes of water and a towel press. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2023 Take a cue from this tiny kitchen designed by Anthony Dunning. Metal Grate Cabinets Display cabinets with metal grate fronts instead of traditional glass enclosures are a happy medium between closed and open storage. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 30 Mar. 2023 Given that there’s hardly anything as essential in a wardrobe than a go-to pair of denim, this season, why not find a happy medium and opt for a jean midi skirt instead? Laura Jackson, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2023 These minimalist Glerups slippers are a happy medium. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2023 But using one of the best lip oils—a popular product that Beauty TikTok has recently become obsessed with—might just be the perfect happy medium for those looking for shine, color, and hydration. Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Mar. 2023 With nearly six quarts of space, this air fryer provides a happy medium for anyone who is looking to cook for more than one but also doesn't have a ton of counter space to give up. Caroline Thomason, Health, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Happy medium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happy%20medium. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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