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not half

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnot halfnot halfBritish English spokenLOT/VERY MUCH used when you want to emphasize an opinion or statement She doesn’t half talk once she gets started. half
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not halfNot three, not half a dozen, not a rifle platoon.Likewise with Relevance: if B wants three bolts, he wants them now not half an hour later.So he was not half as earnest and solemn as she had thought him.But I prefer to see the glass as half full, not half empty.It's not half so mysterious when you've got a horde of parents dragging screaming kids around it.Yet not half so tiresome as a February expedition across the fens.The game could really have been over by about 60 mins, if not half time.
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