in moderation

idiom

Definition of in moderation

: in a way that is reasonable and not excessive : in a moderate way She believes in doing things in moderation. Some people say that drinking alcohol in moderation can be good for you.

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“In moderation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20moderation. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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