THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS HARDLY A DODDLE!
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
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, Lee is looking to use shorter-run fare as a bridge between the two halves of 22 or 24-episode dramas.
After his death his halves were discovered intact done up with red tape!Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life|Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
The atlas ossifies from three centres, one forming the mid-ventral portion, the others the two halves of the remainder.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
Prepare according to directions given for Apricot Salad, and stuff the halves with maraschino cherries and chopped nuts.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book|Myrtle Reed
Cut a ripe and chilled watermelon in halves, crosswise the melon.
Wipe and split two large pork tenderloins in halves lengthwise; sprinkle with salt, pepper and dredge with flour.Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners|Elizabeth O. Hiller
Idioms and Phrases with halves
see by halves; go halves. Also see under half.