the half of it

noun phrase

used to say that a situation is even worse than one would think it is or than it seems to be
"It sounds like you've been having some problems." "You don't know the half of it!"
Sales are down but that's only the half of it—the company is closing several stores.

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“The half of it.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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