not know the half of it


not know the half of it
(not) know the half of it informal, informal if someone does not know the half of it, they know that a situation is bad but they do not know how bad it is.

Tom's not happy with the situation and he doesn't even know the half of it!

'I hear you're having a few problems with the new guy'. 'A few problems? You haven't heard the half of it!'


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