by half
phrasal by a great deal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • by half — adverb : by a great deal : far and away too stupid by half * * * by half By a long way • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • by half — idi by a great deal; by far …   From formal English to slang

  • by half — largely, mostly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • increase something by half — increase/cut/etc something by half phrase to make something 50% more less The risk of developing lung cancer has been reduced by half. Thesaurus: to increase, or to increase somethingsynonym to reduce somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut something by half — increase/cut/etc something by half phrase to make something 50% more less The risk of developing lung cancer has been reduced by half. Thesaurus: to increase, or to increase somethingsynonym to reduce somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • too eager by half — too clever/eager/cocky/etc by half british spoken phrase used for showing that you do not approve of someone because they are clever enthusiastic confident etc in a way that annoys you People regularly accuse him of being too clever by half.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • too cocky by half — too clever/eager/cocky/etc by half british spoken phrase used for showing that you do not approve of someone because they are clever enthusiastic confident etc in a way that annoys you People regularly accuse him of being too clever by half.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • too...by half — too…by half chiefly Brit informal used to say that someone or something has too much of a particular quality usually in a way that is annoying an arrogant politician who is too clever by half • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • too —— by half — excessively : too superstitious by half. → half …   English new terms dictionary

  • too by half — ► too by half excessively . Main Entry: ↑half …   English terms dictionary

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