halves

[ havz, hahvz ]
/ hævz, hɑvz /

noun

plural of half.

Idioms

    by halves,
    1. incompletely or partially: to do things by halves.
    2. halfheartedly: better not at all than by halves.
    go halves, to share equally; divide evenly.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Idioms and Phrases with go halves (1 of 2)

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.

Idioms and Phrases with go halves (2 of 2)

halves


see by halves; go halves. Also see under half.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.