half the time


: very often
Half the time I have no idea what my professor is talking about.

Examples of half the time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the past four quarters, the company has beat analysts’ revenue targets half the time. Rachyl Jones, Fortune, 17 Apr. 2024 At the low end, two central Maine counties reduced them only about half the time; in Aroostook, that rate was 64 percent. Callie Ferguson Ashley L. Conti, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Of this pool, 1,863 experienced hearing loss; 237 wore hearing aids regularly (at least once a week, five hours a week, or half the time), and 1,483 never wore hearing aids. Kristen Fischer, Health, 10 Jan. 2024 Advertisement The lesson, if any, has been this: Through 20 games, the Lakers have been good enough more than half the time. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 2023 Earlier research shows that, when asked to choose between two items, dogs pick the correct one about half the time — no better than a coin flip. Paul Smaglik, Discover Magazine, 25 Mar. 2024 On split decisions, Fischer votes with the Dems a little more than a third of the time and with Republican justices about half the time. Laura A. Bischoff, The Enquirer, 21 Mar. 2024 The court, absent the one judge turning out substantial work product, averaged 29 opinions per judge in 2022--compare that 150/judge of the Fifth Circuit, which carries a similar docket and decides cases in about half the time. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, the animal meteorologist seems to accurately guess the weather patterns less than half the time, at 40%. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024

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“Half the time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20the%20time. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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