- incompletely or partially: to do things by halves.
- halfheartedly: better not at all than by halves.
Idioms and Phrases with go halves (1 of 2)
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.
Idioms and Phrases with go halves (2 of 2)
see by halves; go halves. Also see under half.