in the middle

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in the middle

:in a difficult or unpleasant position
  • She hated conflict and did not want to be put in the middle.
  • He was caught in the middle when his parents got divorced.

Word by Word Definitions

middle play
  1. : equally distant from the extremes : medial, central

  2. : being at neither extreme : intermediate

  3. : constituting a division intermediate between those prior and later or upper and lower

  1. : a middle part, point, or position

  2. : the central portion of the human body : waist

  3. : the position of being among or in the midst of something


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