go halves


Also, go fifty-fifty. Share equally. For example, Ann suggested that they go halves on the rent, or The brothers are going fifty-fifty in their new business. The first term dates from the late 1600s, the variant from the early 1900s.

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How to use go halves in a sentence

  • I mean to go halves in your glory myself; I shall be the jeweler who set the diamonds in your crown.

    The Magic Skin | Honore de Balzac
  • Putty and me agree to go halves with what we get out of you, and when I lay out a piece of business I don't make no changes.

    The Stories of the Three Burglars | Frank Richard Stockton
  • I made up my mind that if ever one of dear old Montresor's relatives appeared I would go halves.

    Polly and Eleanor | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • He pointed with his hand to Trardorf and answered roughly: "I care not to go halves!"

  • Why don't you write and explain the whole thing to the Editor and offer to go halves if he prints it?