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An equal chance of one of two results occurring. Refers to a 50% probability. When I flip this coin, there is a fifty-fifty chance that it will land on heads.
See also: chance
be (on) the wrong side of (an age)
To be older than a certain age. Why is she dressing like a teenager when she is clearly the wrong side of 40? I'm sore after every workout these days, so I'm definitely on the wrong side of 30!
To split something evenly between both parties. I promised the kids that I would divide the last cookie fifty-fifty. Because you helped me so much with the yard sale, I want to divide the profits fifty-fifty.
See also: divide
With an equal chance of one of two results occurring. Refers to a 50% probability. Brad has been so unreliable lately that I'd say its fifty-fifty that he comes tonight. When I flip this coin, there is a fifty-fifty chance that it will land on heads.
divide something fifty-fiftyand split something fifty-fifty
to divide something into two equal parts. (The fifty means 50 percent.) Tommy and Billy divided the candy fifty-fifty. The robbers split the money fifty-fifty.
See also: divide
even or equal. (See also go fifty-fifty (on something).) The chances of success are about fifty-fifty. Even at fifty-fifty, it's probably worth it, you know.
see under under go halves.
ˌfifty-ˈfifty(informal) divided equally between two people, groups or possibilities: Let’s split the bill fifty-fifty. ♢ She has a fifty-fifty chance of winning.
be ˌpushing ˈ40, ˈ50, etc.(informal) be nearly 40, 50, etc. years old: My grandmother’s pushing eighty but she’s as fit as ever.
See also: pushing
be on the ˌright/ˌwrong side of ˈ40, ˈ50, etc.(informal, often humorous) be younger/older than 40, 50, etc: ‘How old is she?’ ‘On the wrong side of forty, I’d say.’
$100, £50, etc. a ˈthrow(informal) used to say how much items cost each: The tickets for the dinner were £50 a throw.
See also: throw