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fifty–fifty

adjective fif·ty–fif·ty \ˌfif-tē-ˈfif-tē\

: shared equally

: equally good and bad

Full Definition of FIFTY-FIFTY

1
:  shared, assumed, or borne equally <a fifty–fifty proposition>
2
:  half favorable and half unfavorable <a fifty–fifty chance>
fifty–fifty adverb

First Known Use of FIFTY-FIFTY

1913

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