middle-of-the-road middle-of-the-road

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative
  2. (adj) not extreme, especially in political views

Usage(s):

  1. A middle-of-the-road man, he had been chosen as the compromise leader of a compromise Cabinet.
  2. A wheeling-dealing pistachio baron with a large patronage base, he cuts a middle-of-the-road political figure.
  3. In this middle-of-the-road area, both campaigns are fighting for the center; that will make the ground game even more important.

News

  • Not-so-surprising finish

    Another game, another loss, and the Phillies continue to show they are a middle-of-the-road team.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  • "When I got into politics, a mainstream conservative, not a right-wing, but a mainstream, middle-of-the-road conservative, was someone who believed in lower taxes and lower spending," Dole said. "Now, if you don't answer to five or six or...
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Bob Dole Source: Fort Mills Times

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