1. graded adjective & adjective If you describe someone's opinions or policies as middle-of-the-road, you mean that they are neither left-wing nor right-wing, and not at all extreme. ⇒ Consensus need not be weak, nor need it result in middle-of-the-road policies. ⇒ ...the Archbishop, who is middle-of-the-road in politics. 2. graded adjective & adjective If you describe something or someone as middle-of-the-road, you mean that they are ordinary or unexciting. ⇒ I actually don't want to be a middle-of-the-road person, married with a mortgage. 3. adjective Middle-of-the-road music is pop music which a large number of people like because it is pleasant and does not sound extreme or unusual. The abbreviation MOR is also used. ⇒ I like cheerful, uplifting middle-of-the-road pop.
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