Definition of middle-of-the-road in English:

middle-of-the-road

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adjective

1Avoiding extremes; moderate: the paper reflected the views of its middle-of-the-road readers
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  • Having conceded so much to the opposition, he has to work hard to secure a middle-of-the-road position - to avoid drifting either to the Platonist right or to the pragmatist left.
  • A handful of moderates are talking to middle-of-the-road Senate Republicans about possible compromises, although the talks are going slowly.
  • These visages were created by first digitally blending a series of faces from each race into ‘composites’ to create average, middle-of-the-road features typical of each race.
1.1(Of music) tuneful but somewhat bland and unadventurous: their last record was very nice but it’s very middle-of-the-road stuff
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  • The music-variety genre aired on television at a time when rock and roll was growing in popularity, and the middle-of-the-road music offered by most of these shows did not appeal to younger audiences.
  • While Girl Alone uses more soulful ballads, this newer version offers a greater variety of songs, including some rock and roll mixed in with the other middle-of-the-road music.
  • The album is mainly middle-of-the-road reggae, heavy on drum and bass, and chock-full of melody lines that grab you right away and sound better with each listen.

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