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middle

1. adjective centre2. adjective half way3. adjective scale etc: at the central point4. noun waist
phrases
1 adjective centresa lár  c m uthe middle lane an lána láir, an lána sa lár 2 adjective half way he's in his middle years tá sé meánaostathe middle part of the day lár an lae
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3 adjective scale etc: at the central pointthe middle rate of tax an lár-ráta cánachshe was of middle height bhí sí ar mheánairde 4 noun waistcoim fem2  c m ubásta masc4he wrapped a towel around his middle chas sé tuáille timpeall ar a choim, chas sé tuáille timpeall a bhástashe's heavy around the middle tá sí trom thart faoina coim
phrases

to be caught in the middle

(also

to be stuck in the middle

, to be in the middle

) bheith greamaithe sa lárbheith teanntaithe i lár baillbheith sáite i lár báire

to be caught in the middle of sth

(also

to be stuck in the middle of sth

) bheith sáinnithe i lár ruda

to be in the middle of doing sth

she was in the middle of making dinner bhí sí i lár an dinnéar a réiteach, bhí an dinnéar á réiteach aiciit broke when they were in the middle of painting it bhris sé nuair a bhí siad á phéinteáil

to be sb's middle name

arrogance was his middle name bhí sé chomh bródúil le rídiplomacy is not my middle name! ní mé is discréidí!

to be somewhere in the middle

1 be neither for nor against sthsome people are somewhere in the middle tá roinnt daoine idir dhá chomhairle 2 be in an intermediate positionbheith áit éigin sa lárbheith áit éigin i lár baill

to be in the middle of nowhere

bheith ar an iargúltachtbheith ar an iargúilthe house was in the middle of nowhere bhí an teach ar an iargúil

to be in the middle of sth

I'm in the middle of my exams tá mé i lár mo chuid scrúduithe, táim leath slí trí mo chuid scrúduithe

in sb's middle twenties

she's in her middle twenties tá sí i lár na bhfichidí

in the middle twenties

they moved to Ireland in the middle twenties bhog siad go hÉirinn i lár na bhfichidí

to split sth down the middle

(also

to divide sth down the middle

) 1 divide opinionrud a scoilteadh ina dhá leathdhá leath a dhéanamh de rudthe quarrel split the party down the middle rinne an choimhlint dhá leath den pháirtí, scoilt an choimhlint an páirtí ina dhá leath 2 divide sth in two equal partsrud a roinnt ina dhá leathdhá leath a dhéanamh de rudwe split the workload down the middle rinneamar dhá leath den ualach oibre

to steer a middle course

an dá thaobh a thabhairt leatan dá thrá a fhreastal

the middle child

the middle son an mac sa lár, an mac i lár báire, an mac i lár baill

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