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half measure


  1. often plural an inadequate measure

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Hickenlooper had granted Dunlap a temporary reprieve in 2013, which amounted to a half-measure that made nobody happy.

In an opinion piece for The Hill, they called CISPA a “half measure.”

Law school Barack Obama would likely think Obamacare was a thoroughly unsatisfactory half-measure and oppose it bitterly.

If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?'

And now, after two years of a half-and-half measure, the king sees no alternative but to yield.

At best it can be regarded as only a half measure toward the abolition of the trade in intoxicants.

You cannot establish the government of a great nation upon a half-measure.

Divide a level spoon lengthwise for a half measure, and a half spoon crosswise for quarters or eighths.