not do anything by halves


not do anything by halves
(not) do anything/things by halves if you do not do things by halves, you always make a lot of effort and do things very well.

'I didn't realise you were decorating the whole house!' 'Oh, we don't do things by halves round here.'


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  • not do anything by halves — not do things/anything/by halves phrase to do things very thoroughly and with a lot of energy He’ll throw a great party – he doesn’t do anything by halves. Thesaurus: to do something well or better than someone elsesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • do not do anything by halves — do nothing/not do anything by ˈhalves idiom to do whatever you do completely and thoroughly • You re expecting twins? Well, you never did do anything by halves. Main entry: ↑halfidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not do things by halves — not do things/anything/by halves phrase to do things very thoroughly and with a lot of energy He’ll throw a great party – he doesn’t do anything by halves. Thesaurus: to do something well or better than someone elsesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • not do things by halves — (not) do anything/things by halves if you do not do things by halves, you always make a lot of effort and do things very well. I didn t realise you were decorating the whole house! Oh, we don t do things by halves round here …   New idioms dictionary

  • do nothing do anything by halves — do nothing/not do anything by ˈhalves idiom to do whatever you do completely and thoroughly • You re expecting twins? Well, you never did do anything by halves. Main entry: ↑halfidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • do anything by halves — (not) do anything/things by halves if you do not do things by halves, you always make a lot of effort and do things very well. I didn t realise you were decorating the whole house! Oh, we don t do things by halves round here …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • do things by halves — (not) do anything/things by halves if you do not do things by halves, you always make a lot of effort and do things very well. I didn t realise you were decorating the whole house! Oh, we don t do things by halves round here …   New idioms dictionary

  • by halves — adverb : inadequately or incompletely : halfheartedly let s not do things by halves * * * by halves 1. Incompletely 2. Half heartedly • • • Main Entry: ↑half * * * by halves informal : in an …   Useful english dictionary

  • in 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