be half bad


be half bad
(not) be half bad informal if something is not half bad, it is good, often better than you thought it would be.

Actually, we had dinner there and it wasn't half bad.


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  • half-bad — quite good, okay, ain t half bad    Here, have one of these chocolates. They aren t half bad …   English idioms

  • half bad — See: NOT BAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • half bad — See: NOT BAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • half\ bad — See: not bad …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not half bad — (informal) Pretty good, excellent • • • Main Entry: ↑bad * * * not half bad spoken phrase used for saying that someone or something is good, especially when they are better than you expected them to be It’s one of the cheapest printers around,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not\ half\ bad — • not (so) bad • not half bad adj informal Pretty good; all right; good enough. The party last night was not bad. It was not so bad, as inexpensive vacations go. The show was not half bad …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not half bad — almost good. He didn t look half bad by the time he d had a bath and put on clean clothes. Related vocabulary: not bad …   New idioms dictionary

  • not half bad — adjective Pretty good; okay; decent. It was his first attempt at cooking, but I tried it and it was not half bad …   Wiktionary

  • not half bad — quite good, better than expected    Have you seen Honey, I Ate The Kids? It s not half bad, actually …   English idioms

  • not half bad — spoken used for saying that someone or something is good, especially when they are better than you expected them to be It s one of the cheapest printers around, and it isn t half bad …   English dictionary