know the half of it


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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  • 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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • your don't know the half of it —    This expression is used to tell someone that they know some of the facts but they don t know how bad the situation is.     You don t know the half of it! He was beating her and terrorizing the children. That s why she left him …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • You don’t know the half of it. — sent. Things are far more complicated than you think. □ You think that’s bad? You don’t know the half of it. □ You don’t know the half of it, and I’m too much a lady to tell …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • don't know the half of it — do not know all the facts, have not heard all of it    Yes, they got divorced, but you don t know the half of it …   English idioms

  • you don't know the half of it — you don’t know/haven’t heard/the half of it spoken phrase used for telling someone that a situation is more shocking or complicated than they think Thesaurus: not known or difficult to knowsynonym Main entry: half …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) half of it — the ˈhalf of it idiom used in negative sentences to say that a situation is worse or more complicated than sb thinks • ‘It sounds very difficult.’ ‘ You don t know the half of it.’ Main entry: ↑halfidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • the half of it — [usu. with negative] informal the most important part or aspect of something you don t know the half of it * * * the half of it informal used to say that a situation is even worse than you think it is or than it seems to be “It sounds like you ve …   Useful english dictionary

  • Need to Know (The Twilight Zone) — Need to Know The Twilight Zone (1985 series) episode Episode no. Season 1 Episode 21a Directed by Paul Lynch Written by …   Wikipedia

  • you don't haven't heard the half of it — you don’t know/haven’t heard/the half of it spoken phrase used for telling someone that a situation is more shocking or complicated than they think Thesaurus: not known or difficult to knowsynonym Main entry: half …   Useful english dictionary

  • half — 1 predeterminer, adjective (only before noun) 1 being half of an amount, time, distance, number etc: events that happened over half a century ago | Only half the guests had arrived by seven o clock. | The studio is only half a block away. | half… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English