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  1. 1
    the middle of a space or area

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    1. a.
      the point that is in the exact middle of a circle or sphere (=a shape like a ball)

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    the center

    a political party, group of parties, or position that is not extreme because of being neither left-wing nor right-wing

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sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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