# 50

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## a throw

Each. A piece. You mean to tell me that these T-shirts are 50 bucks a throw? Sheesh! A: "How much did you guys contribute to Lucy's charity?" B: "Oh, \$20 a throw, so hopefully she raised quite a bit of money."

## fifty-fifty chance

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.

## 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!

## divide (something) fifty-fifty

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.

## fifty-fifty

1. Into two equal portions. Let's just split the bill fifty-fifty.
2. Having an equal chance of one of two results occurring. Refers to a 50 percent 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.
3. A raffle in which the winner receives half of the money collected. Do you want to buy a ticket for the fifty-fifty? It's up to \$700!

## be (on) the right side of (an age)

To be younger than a certain age. You can get away with dressing like a teenager when you're still on the right side of 30. I was never sore after working out back when I was on the right side of 40!

## be pushing (an age)

To be approaching a particular age. I was never sore after my work-outs until I was pushing 40.

## fifty-fifty

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.

## fifty-fifty

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.