not half

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not half

1 : not nearly
  • He's not half the fool you think he is.
  • an aging baseball player who is not half the hitter he once was
2 British, informal used to emphasize a statement or description
  • She doesn't half swear! So vulgar I hate to listen to her.
  • It's not half cold today so bundle up!

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


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