To go halves
Half Half (h[aum]f), n.; pl. {Halves} (h[aum]vz). [AS. healf. See {Half}, a.] 1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

The four halves of the house. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; -- sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple. [1913 Webster]

Not half his riches known, and yet despised. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A friendship so complete Portioned in halves between us. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Better half}. See under {Better}.

{In half}, in two; an expression sometimes used improperly instead of {in halves} or {into halves}; as, to cut in half. [Colloq.] --Dickens.

{In one's half} or {On one's half}, in one's behalf; on one's part. [Obs.]

{To cry halves}, to claim an equal share with another.

{To go halves}, to share equally between two. [1913 Webster]


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  • To go halves — Halves Halves (h[aum]vz), n., pl. of {Half}. [1913 Webster] {By halves}, by one half at once; halfway; fragmentarily; partially; incompletely. [1913 Webster] I can not believe by halves; either I have faith, or I have it not. J. H. Newman. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go halves — Go Go, v. t. 1. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in. [1913 Webster] They to go equal shares in the booty. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To bet or wager; as, I ll go you a shilling.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cry halves — Half Half (h[aum]f), n.; pl. {Halves} (h[aum]vz). [AS. healf. See {Half}, a.] 1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] The four halves of the house. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go it — Go Go, v. t. 1. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in. [1913 Webster] They to go equal shares in the booty. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To bet or wager; as, I ll go you a shilling.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go it alone — Go Go, v. t. 1. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in. [1913 Webster] They to go equal shares in the booty. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To bet or wager; as, I ll go you a shilling.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go one's way — Go Go, v. t. 1. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in. [1913 Webster] They to go equal shares in the booty. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To bet or wager; as, I ll go you a shilling.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • go halves — verb To divide equally between two parties. Would you like to go halves in the grocery bill? Syn: go halfsies …   Wiktionary

  • go halves — INFORMAL ► if two people go halves, they each pay half the price of something: go halves on sth »Sharing a car to work means you can go halves on the cost of gas. Main Entry: ↑halves …   Financial and business terms

  • go halves — {v. phr.}, {informal} To share half or equally become partners. * /The boys went halves in raising pigs./ * /The men are going halves in a new business./ * /The girl bought a box of candy and went halves with her roommate./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go halves — {v. phr.}, {informal} To share half or equally become partners. * /The boys went halves in raising pigs./ * /The men are going halves in a new business./ * /The girl bought a box of candy and went halves with her roommate./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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