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halves

[havz, hahvz] /hævz, hɑvz/
noun
1.
plural of half.
Idioms
2.
by halves,
  1. incompletely or partially:
    to do things by halves.
  2. halfheartedly:
    better not at all than by halves.
3.
go halves, to share equally; divide evenly.
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Idioms and Phrases with go halves

go halves

Also, go fifty-fifty. Share equally. For example, Ann suggested that they go halves on the rent, or The brothers are going fifty-fifty in their new business. The first term dates from the late 1600s, the variant from the early 1900s.

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