half the time

half the time

sometimes. I like that TV show, but half the time I forget to watch it when it's on. She says she's my friend, but she can't remember my name, half the time.
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References in classic literature ?
Every one worked half the time and played half the time, and the people enjoyed the work as much as they did the play, because it is good to be occupied and to have something to do.
Half the time, though, I'd forget, I'd be in such a hurry to get into bed nice and quiet and imagine things.
I don't wish to look affected, but the music tells the story so much better than the acting that I don't care to look on half the time," answered Polly, hoping Tom would n't see the tears she had so cleverly suppressed.
And here we are, absolutely wedged together on these seats--and my chaperon is dozing half the time.
He was a man of somewhat insignificant presence, but he had keen gray eyes, half the time concealed under thick eyebrows, and flashing out upon you now and then at least expected moments.
Well, I don't see how YOU can know much about it, one way or the other," George retorted on Harris; "for I'm blest if you haven't been asleep half the time.
Before, when a man went after fish, or clams, or gull- eggs, he carried his weapons with him, and half the time he was getting food and half the time watching for fear some other man would get him.
It was a clear day again, with a blazing sun; the water in the brandy bottle was soon gone; and altogether, if I had guessed what it would be to crawl half the time upon my belly and to walk much of the rest stooping nearly to the knees, I should certainly have held back from such a killing enterprise.
There ain't been as much marrying as there used to be, and half the time they just sneak off to the minister, as if they were ashamed of it, and get married without any wedding or supper.
She sets such store by you, she'll want you to have your home here as long's you live, but anyway I've wrote it down that way; though Lawyer Burns's wills don't hold more'n half the time.
I must know it sooner or later; and what purpose can be gained by trifling with the matter for a few minutes, when half the time would put me in possession of all that has occurred?
Half the time is wasted over the cooking by one of you that he might be puttin' in packin' outfit.
We had been loafing along, till now, our sails shaking half the time and spilling the wind; and twice, for short periods, we had been hove to.
I'll manage it in half the time," she said, with a hard, defiant laugh.
Purpose of blog: "Celebrities are such fashion plates these days, but half the time their choices confuse us.