half the trouble of (something)

half the trouble of (something)

Something that significantly contributes to the tediousness or difficulty of something. Going through security at the airport is half the trouble of flying.
See also: half, of, trouble

half the ˈfun, ˈtrouble, etc. of something

(informal) much or a great deal of the enjoyment, etc. of something: Half the pleasure of coming home is finding out what’s been happening while you were away.‘The team should play better with a new manager.’ ‘That’s half the trouble — everybody expects too much of him.’
See also: half, of, something