English Expressions : Let’s split the difference
Maggie: We have been falling out a lot recently - I think it’s time we clear it up. Let’s get everything out of our chests and have a heart-to-heart talk.
John: I will do provided you don’t hold anything back. What really matters is to get things straight and avoid getting into such arguments later on.
Maggie: Alright, your constant tangential remarks are trying my patience.
John: What about your leading questions? Don’t you see that you always try to get me cornered?
Maggie: Well, let’s split the difference. You don’t meddle in my private affairs nor do I in yours.
Fall out: have an argument; to be at odds.
Clear up: to alleviate tension in a particular situation.
Get something out of one’s chest: unburden oneself; tell what's bothering you.
Hear-to-heart: candidly, intimately.
Hold back: to conceal, to hide.
Get something straight: to make a situation clear reaching an understanding.
Tangential: only slightly related to what you are doing or discussing.
Try one’s patience: to annoy one by continued unwanted behavior.
Leading question: a question that prompts or encourages the answer wanted.
Get someone cornered: to make someone talk to you when they have been trying to avoid this.
Split the difference: to find and agree upon the point halfway.
Meddle: to interfere in something that is not one's concern.
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