...get on the bandwagon.
A:What're you supposed to do now?
B:The only thing for me to do is to get on the bandwagon.
A:It can be taken as a way.
...swim with the tide.
A:What did he do with the boss's decision?
B:He wouldn't disagree;he's learned to swim with the tide.
A:Everybody has to do hat in this society.
You'd better water down yur demand .
A:You'd better water down your demand. B:Why?
A:Or the boss will turn then down at once.
Let's meet each other half way.
A:Don't argue any more.Let's meet each other half way,OK?
B:All right .It's good for you to say so.
Only in this way can we close the deal.
...make the best out of a hard bargain.
A:Things are becoming so difficult.
B:So I hope everyone of us will make the best out of a hard bargain.
I don't mind one way or the other.
A:Do you want the eggs overcooked or underdone?
B:I don't mind one way or the other. A:I know.
...figure out a way to ...
A:We must figure out a way to settle the dispute.
B:Yes,a way has to be found. A:But it's not easy.
...give in on both sides.
A:How on earth will they end the strike?
B:They'll have to give in on both sides,I think.
A:But neither of them wants to do so.
B:Then the strike will last for ever.
...play along with one's ideas for the time being.
A:Are you in favor of his plan?
Not really.But we've finally decided to play along with his ideas for the time being
A:What do you mean by that?
B:We agreed with him temporarily.
There's no room for compromise.
A:I think we'd better reach a compromise.
B:Unfortunately,I don't think there's room for compromise in this matter.
A:It seems we'll never reach any agreement.
When in Rome,do as the Romans do.
A:We shouldn't dress very formally in the country.
B:Yeah,we should be casual when we stay with country people.
A:When in Rome,do as the Romans do.
...work out a compromise.
A:Did you finally work out a compromise? B:No,we couldn't.
A:Why? B:They wouln't give in neither would we.
...need a give-and-take attitude.
A:I find it hard to get on with my colleagues.
B:You need a give-and-take attitude to get along in this firm.
A:Thank you for your advice.
...make mutual concessions.
A:If we want to reach an agreement,we should make mutual concessions.
You said it.As long as we do it,we'll achieve an agreement.A:That's right.
A:What's the result of the dispute between the two parties?
B:They finally selled it amicably.
A:Tt's the same as I had expected.
...split the difference.
A:Your price is a bit too high.
B:We have to split the difference. A:That's the thing to do.
...take a hard line.
A:Will our boss agree to change the plan?
B:No,he still takes a hard kine.
He has ordered us to finish our work according to schedule.He'll never change it
A:He's really marble-hearted.
...fall into line...
A:Do you follow his decision all the time?
B:Yes.When he announces a plan,all of us fall into line.
A:You never reject his ideas? B:Never.He's the boss,you know.
...back down on
A:I finally backed down on my plan.B:I thought you would stick to it.
A:I couldn't,simply because so many people have opposite opinions.