fifty-fifty

or 50-50

[ fif-tee-fif-tee ]
/ ˈfɪf tiˈfɪf ti /

adjective

equally good and bad, likely and unlikely, favorable and unfavorable, etc.: a fifty-fifty chance of winning.

adverb

in an evenly or equally divided way: The board voted fifty-fifty on the merger.

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Idioms for fifty-fifty

    go fifty-fifty (on), to share equally in the cost, responsibility, or profits (of): We went fifty-fifty on the dinner check.

Origin of fifty-fifty

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for fifty-fifty

fifty-fifty

adjective, adverb

informal shared or sharing equally; in equal parts
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Idioms and Phrases with fifty-fifty

fifty-fifty

see under under go halves.

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