Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
1. Conceptional Volition
MID-COURSE, midway [rare], middle way, middle course; moderation; mean [See Mean]; middle [See Middle]; juste milieu [F.], mezzo termine [L.], golden mean, ariston metron [Gr. αριστoν μετρoν], aurea mediocritas [L.]; fifty-fifty [colloq.].
SHORTCUT, crosscut; straight (direct) [See Direction] -course, - path; great-circle sailing.
COMPROMISE, half measures, half-and-half measures; neutrality.
KEEP THE GOLDEN MEAN; keep in -, steer -, preserve- -a middle, - an even- course; avoid both Scylla and Charybdis; go straight (direct) [See Direction].
COMPROMISE, make a compromise, go fifty-fifty [colloq.], concede half, go half-way.