NZ informal poorly planned or conceivedEquivalent expression (in certain other countries): half-baked
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Word Origin for half-pie
from Māori pai good
Words nearby half-pie
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Example sentences from the Web for half-pie
The boy silently transferred the half-pie he had brought from its plate to the shovel.A Modern Instance|William Dean Howells