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In any relationship in which two people become one, the end result is two half people.
Informally half means ‘a lot’ or ‘the largest part.’
- Half the time he doesn’t even listen to what I say.
- She invited all her neighbours to the party, but half of them didn’t turn up.
A mixture of milk and cream used especially in coffee.
- I like half-and-half in my coffee.
In the pub in the UK a half means ‘half a pint of beer.’
- A pint of lager and two halves, please.
Half a minute/second
Used informally to mean ‘a very short time.’
- Hang on. I’ll be ready in half a minute.
Half-baked / half-assed (US – slang), half-arsed (UK- slang)
These expressions are all used to refer to something either stupid or done without care or effort and not well planned or considered.
- It’s just another of his half-baked ideas to get rich quick.
- She made a really half-assed attempt to finish, but gave up.
Half a loaf is better than none
This common saying means that you should be grateful for something, even if it is not as good as you really wanted. In other words, ‘something is better than nothing.’