half as much/many (etc.) again as

idiom

Definition of half as much/many (etc.) again as

British
used to say that the size or amount of one thing is 50 percent more than another
  • If 100 people were expected and 150 came, half as many people came again as were expected.
  • This dress costs half as much again as that one.

Word by Word Definitions

half play
  1. : either of two equal parts that compose something

  2. : half an hour

  3. : one of a pair: such as

  1. : being one of two equal parts

  2. : that is approximately equal to either of two equal parts that compose something : amounting to approximately half

  3. : falling short of the full or complete thing : partial

  1. : in an equal part or degree

  2. : not completely : partially

  3. : by any means : at all

much play
  1. : great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree

  2. : great in importance or significance

  3. : many in number

  1. : to a great degree or extent : considerably

  2. : very

  3. : frequently, often

  1. : a great quantity, amount, extent, or degree

  2. : something considerable or impressive

many play
  1. : consisting of or amounting to a large but indefinite number

  2. : being one of a large but indefinite number

  1. : a large number of persons or things

  1. : a large but indefinite number

  2. : the great majority of people

again play
  1. : in return : back

  2. : another time : once more : anew

  3. used to introduce a statement that repeats and stresses something previously said


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