half the time

half the time

Sometimes; occasionally. Paul doesn't show up for his appointments half the time, so I'm not surprised he isn't here.
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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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ˈhalf the time

(informal) most of the time: Do tell me whether you are coming home for lunch or not. I don’t know where you are 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.
I recollected the tale of a fairy, who half the time was a beautiful woman and half the time a hideous monster.
Lady Middleton had the advantage of being able to spoil her children all the year round, while Sir John's independent employments were in existence only half the time.
Half the time, though, I'd forget, I'd be in such a hurry to get into bed nice and quiet and imagine things.
Tom, you pitch around and talk in your sleep so much that you keep me awake half the time.
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.
I see by everything that it will often be repeated, that he will be half the time away from home," she said, getting up and sitting down close by Dolly.
It tickled Marco to the marrow to hear about such an odd character; but it also prepared him for acci- dents; and in my experience when you travel with a king who is letting on to be something else and can't remember it more than about half the time, you can't take too many precautions.
They topple over half the time and if we come up or down the stairs in the dark we fall over them.
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.
But asked if she was an inspiration, she said: "I am 23, I don't know what I am doing half the time, I don't know what I am talking about half the time.
Purpose of blog: "Celebrities are such fashion plates these days, but half the time their choices confuse us.
The average length of time Building A's apartments sit on the market before going to contract is half the time of Building B.
Two quilters here team together to provide a new quilting technique which finishes quilts in half the time.
Staff meetings, now devoid of the exchange of routine information, are done in half the time and focus solely on best practices and curriculum.