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Idioms & Slang 英语习惯
    2017-July-20  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Do sth. by halves

半途而废、三心二意

A: What happened to the farm John bought two years ago?

B: He did not do things by halves, and so the rundown farm is now a beautiful country estate.

Note: This idiom means to “do something without enthusiasm or not completely.” It’s usually used in the negative forms. Literally it means to “get something halfway done and not to complete the job.” Metaphorically speaking, if someone does things by halves, then they do them half-heartedly. That is, without total devotion, dedication or commitment. In other words, they’re just not serious.

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