- tired; exhausted.
- deprived of one's means, position, etc.
- dead or close to death.
Related Words for half-donefragmentary, partial, lacking, deficient, inadequate, sketchy, insufficient, bare, unadorned, undeveloped, incomplete, unfulfilled, broken, crude, defective, fractional, immature, imperfect, incoherent, meager
Examples from the Web for half-done
Historical Examples of half-done
I must choose surer hands—the work must not be half-done, as heretofore.Rookwood
William Harrison Ainsworth
You have half-done it, but only half, because you have not understood.Our Square and the People in It
Samuel Hopkins Adams
We have heaps of business to do in London—heaps—and the book is only half-done.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Irma shuffled over on her crooked high heels and returned with the half-done pajamas.Working With the Working Woman
Cornelia Stratton Parker
Nothing ever showed the wisdom of the proverb about half-done work, children and fools, better; and, alas!A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
- an exclamation of frustration when something is ruined
- an exclamation when something is completed
- dead or almost dead
- in serious difficulty
past participle of do; from Old English past participle gedon (a vestige of the prefix is in ado). U.S. Southern use of done in phrases like "he done gone to the store" is attested from 1827, according to OED: "a perfective auxiliary or with adverbial force in the sense 'already; completely.' " Meaning "finished" is early 15c. Slang done for "doomed" is from 1842.
In addition to the idioms beginning with done
- done deal
- done for
- done in
- done to a T
- easier said than done
- good as done
- have done (with)
- no sooner said (than done)
- not done
- over and done with
- seen one, seen them all (been there, done that)
- what's done is done
- when all's said and done
Also see underdo.