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steer a middle course

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  • (steer) a middle course — (steer, take, etc.) a middle ˈcourse | (find, etc.) a/the middle ˈway idiom (to take/find) an acceptable course of action that avoids two extreme positions Main entry: ↑middleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • steer a middle course — I steer (or take) a middle course adopt a policy that avoids extremes II see middle …   Useful english dictionary

  • (take) a middle course — (steer, take, etc.) a middle ˈcourse | (find, etc.) a/the middle ˈway idiom (to take/find) an acceptable course of action that avoids two extreme positions Main entry: ↑middleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • steer — [stɪə ǁ stɪr] verb [transitive] 1. to guide the way a situation develops, by influencing people s ideas or actions: steer somebody to something • He managed to steer his colleagues to a compromise. steer somebody away from something • Farmers… …   Financial and business terms

  • steer — steer1 [stıə US stır] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(car/boat etc)¦ 2¦(change somebody/something)¦ 3¦(be in charge of)¦ 4¦(guide somebody to a place)¦ 5 steer clear (of somebody/something) 6 steer a course ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: stieran] 1.) ¦(CAR/BOAT… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steer — steer1 [ stır ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to control the direction in which a vehicle moves: Jack steered while Ken gave directions. steer something away from/toward/into/through etc. something: We steered the boat into the marina. a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • steer — 1 verb 1 CAR/BOAT ETC (I, T) to control the direction a vehicle is going, for example by turning a wheel (+ for/towards etc): I tried to steer around the bollard. | We turned about and steered for Port of Spain. 2 CHANGE SB/STH (T) to guide… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • middle — mid|dle1 W2S1 [ˈmıdl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(centre part)¦ 2¦(time/event)¦ 3¦(scale/range)¦ 4¦(body)¦ 5 be in the middle of (doing) something 6 in the middle of something 7 in the middle of nowhere 8 divide/split something down the middle ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steer — 01. My dad let me [steer] the car as we drove around the parking lot. 02. The person in the back of the canoe does most of the [steering]. 03. The teenager was actually [steering] the car with his feet when he went by. 04. This new government is… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • course — course1 W1S1 [ko:s US ko:rs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 of course 2 of course not 3¦(education)¦ 4¦(time)¦ 5¦(development)¦ 6¦(plans)¦ 7¦(actions)¦ 8¦(direction)¦ 9 on course 10¦(meal)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steer a course — 1) to behave in a particular way, especially when this involves making choices They tried to steer a middle course between overconfidence and undue pessimism. 2) to travel towards a place The fishermen were steering a direct course for Koepang …   English dictionary


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