compromise candidate

  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Three people want to be chosen for a position. (Maybe this is a political election, or maybe it is some other process. You didn't say where you saw this phrase, so I don't know.) Some of the people who must choose prefer A, will accept B, and do not want C to have the job. Others prefer C, will accept B, and do not want A to have the job. B is a compromise candidate because nobody is strongly against him or her.
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