do things by halves


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.'


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  • do things by halves — {v. phr.} To do things in a careless and incomplete way. * /When he reads a book he always does it by halves; he seldom finishes it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do things by halves — {v. phr.} To do things in a careless and incomplete way. * /When he reads a book he always does it by halves; he seldom finishes it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do\ things\ by\ halves — v. phr. To do things in a careless and incomplete way. When he reads a book he always does it by halves; he seldom finishes it …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • never do things by halves — not/never do things by halves INFORMAL ► to always put as much effort and enthusiasm into doing things as possible in order to achieve success: »You have to admire her determination she never does things by halves. Main Entry: ↑halves …   Financial and business terms

  • not do things by halves — not/never do things by halves INFORMAL ► to always put as much effort and enthusiasm into doing things as possible in order to achieve success: »You have to admire her determination she never does things by halves. Main Entry: ↑halves …   Financial and business terms

  • not/never do things by halves — INFORMAL ► to always put as much effort and enthusiasm into doing things as possible in order to achieve success: »You have to admire her determination she never does things by halves. Main Entry: ↑halves …   Financial and business terms

  • not do things by halves — ► not do things by halves do things thoroughly or extravagantly. Main Entry: ↑half …   English terms 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 — do things thoroughly or extravagantly. → half …   English new terms dictionary