the half of it
Definition of the half of it
—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.
Word by Word Definitions
: either of two equal parts that compose something
: a part approximately equal to one of these
: one of a pair: such as
: being one of two equal parts
: that is approximately equal to either of two equal parts that compose something : amounting to approximately half
: falling short of the full or complete thing : partial
: in an equal part or degree
: not completely : partially
: by any means : at all
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