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fifty-fifty

[fif-tee-fif-tee] /ˈfɪf tiˈfɪf ti/
adjective
1.
equally good and bad, likely and unlikely, favorable and unfavorable, etc.:
a fifty-fifty chance of winning.
adverb
2.
in an evenly or equally divided way:
The board voted fifty-fifty on the merger.
Idioms
3.
go fifty-fifty (on), to share equally in the cost, responsibility, or profits (of):
We went fifty-fifty on the dinner check.
Also, 50-50.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for fiftyfifty

fifty-fifty

adjective, adverb
1.
(informal) shared or sharing equally; in equal parts
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Slang definitions & phrases for fiftyfifty

fifty-fifty

adverb

Equally or fairly shared: split the pizza fifty-fifty (1913+)


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Idioms and Phrases with fiftyfifty

fifty-fifty

see under under go halves
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