and a half
Definition of and a half
1 —used in measurements of time, distance, weight, etc., to indicate one half of the stated unit of measurement My daughter is two and a half (years old). The fish was a foot and a half long. weighs ten and a half pounds
2 informal —used to say that something is very good, large, difficult, etc. That was a meal and a half! Renovating a house is a job and a half.
Word by Word Definitions
: either of two equal parts that compose something
: a part approximately equal to one of these
: one of a pair: such as
: being one of two equal parts
: that is approximately equal to either of two equal parts that compose something : amounting to approximately half
: falling short of the full or complete thing : partial
: in an equal part or degree
: not completely : partially
: by any means : at all
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