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other half, the

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other half, the

noun phrase

One large sector of population, usually the rich as distinct from the poor or the poor as distinct from the rich •Nearly always in the expression ''see how the other half lives'': Young people from West Berlin now spend their weekends ''over there,'' trying to find out how the other half lives

[1532+; the dated example is from Rabelais]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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