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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
half pay, half-peck, half-pedalling, halfpenny, halfpennyworth, half-pie, half-pike, half pint, half-pipe, half-plane, half-plate
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How to use half-pie in a sentence
The boy silently transferred the half-pie he had brought from its plate to the shovel.A Modern Instance|William Dean Howells
O'Malley was so excited over the order that he walked away from a half pie, forgetting it entirely.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
He had now consumed a half pie, yet seemed as eager as ever.Divided Skates|Evelyn Raymond