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We'll meet you halfway !!!
Mr. Armstrong We can offer you ten thousand pieces for immediate delivery at $500 per thousand.
Mr. Hawkins Four hundred fifty dollars would be a fairer price. We could get them from Vortex for that price.
Mr. Armstrong But you know as well as I do that the Vortex company is in no position to offer immediate delivery.
Mr. Hawkins Five hundred dollars is considerably more than the market rate and we're not going to pay more than that.
Mr. Armstrong OK, we'll meet you halfway : $475
Mr. Hawkins We can live with that. You've got a deal.
Explanation :
 
If you meet someone halfway, you accept some of the points they are making so that you can come to an agreement with them.
 
Example :  The Democrats are willing to meet the president halfway.
 
 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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