at half strength

idiom

: with half the usual number of people in a group, army, team, etc.
With so many out sick, we're only at half strength today.

Examples of at half strength in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About once a month, through this semi-dormant season of autumn to late winter, add house plant fertilizer to the watering can at half strength. Nancy Brachey, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Nutrition: Fertilize plants monthly with a balanced fertilizer at half strength when plants are actively growing in spring through August. Kim Toscano, Southern Living, 7 Oct. 2023 Fertilize with an organic solution at half strength twice a month. Carol Stocker, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Mar. 2023 Fertilize once every one to two months, with water-soluble fertilizer mixed at half strength. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 12 Feb. 2023 Feeding Use a liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once a month during the summer months (the money tree’s growing season). Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2022 Twice a year, fertilize with a balanced liquid fertilizer at half strength. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Dec. 2021 Throughout winter, fertilize once a week with a water-soluble fertilizer at half strength or less. oregonlive, 18 Oct. 2021 His special operations unit was at half strength — 15 out of 30 people — and several of his comrades who remained on the front were there because their villages had been captured. New York Times, 13 Aug. 2021

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“At half strength.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20half%20strength. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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