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Idioms for halves
- incompletely or partially: to do things by halves.
- halfheartedly: better not at all than by halves.
Words nearby halves
Example sentences from the Web for halves
A boiling brew is scooped into makeshift bowls—hollowed out coconut halves.Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine|Brandon Presser|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It turns out that a nail clipper, divided into two halves and hooked up directly into a power socket will boil water.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The halves are divided on whether Kiev is doing a good job right now.
To give a more vivid picture of the Donetsk population as he understood it, Verin drew a circle and divided it in two halves.
Transfer the halves and cylinders to a medium sauté pan with the chicken stock and butter and bring to a simmer.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook|Daniel Boulud|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Here the Goat, who evidently was not yet quite started, inquired, "Must all the halves be of the same shape?"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Ethics, in short, may be regarded as composed of unlike halves, which unite centrally to form a whole.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
The book, however, falls in two halves, when the fourth character appears.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Fortunately for them, Allardyce and Deacon were a better pair of halves than the couple they were marking.The Gold Bat|P. G. Wodehouse
And then the door split in two, and his fellows helped him push the separate halves back into the wall.Star Born|Andre Norton
Idioms and Phrases with halves
see by halves; go halves. Also see under half.