other half


: a group of people who are not like someone because they are either very rich or very poor
used in the phrase how the other half lives
They won a million dollars and, for a few years, got to see how the other half lives.
chiefly British, old-fashioned + humorous : a person's wife or husband
I don't believe we have anything planned for that night, but let me check with my other half.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Clearly this gentleman's other half has. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2023 Clearly this gentleman’s other half has. Miss Manners | Judith Martin, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Mar. 2023 So, who is Jon Hamm's other half? Francesca Gariano, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2023 The blood test triggers an initial consultation, at which point Simpson, his cofounder Jeremie Walker, M.D., or one of Opt’s other half-dozen clinicians can take you through their testosterone options, which include creams, injections, and Clomid that are shipped directly in three-month allotments. Andrew Zaleski, Men's Health, 20 Feb. 2023 October 30, 2022: Emma and Role Model Match for Halloween Emma posted to her Insta for Halloween dressed up as a twin from the classic horror movie The Shining, but her other half was partially cropped out, showing only a tattooed arm and a hand holding hers. Briannah Rivera, Seventeen, 15 Feb. 2023 In the final moments of the finale, Joe sees Rhys in his own reflection, suggesting that his other half isn’t gone for good, after all. Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 9 Mar. 2023 Joe tries to fix all the problems his equally murderous other half made. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Other half.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/other%20half. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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