not half


not half
(not) half British & Australian, informal something that you say in order to emphasize an opinion or a statement.

He didn't half eat a lot.

She isn't half brave, your sister.


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  • not half — (slang) 1. Not moderately 2. Not even half 3. Not at all 4. Very much, exceedingly • • • Main Entry: ↑half * * * not half british spoken phrase used for emphas …   Useful english dictionary

  • not half as — not ˈhalf as | not ˈhalf such a idiom not nearly • He is not half such a fool as they think. Main entry: ↑halfidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not half — ► not half 1) not nearly. 2) informal not at all. 3) Brit. informal to an extreme degree. Main Entry: ↑half …   English terms dictionary

  • Not half! — British & Australian, informal something that you say when you agree strongly with something that has just been said or you are keen to accept an offer. Do you fancy a drink, then? Not half! He s a nice looking bloke, isn t he? Not half! …   New idioms dictionary

  • Not half — 1. not really; not at all: His first poems were not half bad ; 2. certainly! indeed! …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • not half — Australian Slang 1. not really; not at all: His first poems were not half bad ; 2. certainly! indeed! …   English dialects glossary

  • not half — British spoken used for emphasizing what you are saying, or for emphasizing that you mean yes I never thought we d win. We weren t half lucky. Are you keen on motor racing? Yeah, not half! …   English dictionary

  • not half — 1》 not nearly. 2》 informal not at all. 3》 Brit. informal to an extreme degree: she didn t half flare up! → half …   English new terms dictionary

  • not half — adverb Greatly; to a considerable extent. You bet she wouldnt like fer me to be killednot arf! …   Wiktionary

  • not half — interj. of course!, certainly!; absolutely! …   English contemporary dictionary