how the other half lives


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how the other half lives

Fig. how poorer people live; how richer people live. Now that I am bankrupt I am beginning to understand how the other half lives. Most people don't care how the other half lives.
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how the other half lives

the kind of existence other people who have much more or much less money A visit to this largely Hispanic neighborhood will give the senator an idea of how the other half lives. Well-educated social workers know all too well how the other half lives in desperately poor circumstances.
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how the other half lives

how people who are much richer than you live their lives As the popularity of such magazines testify, people are always curious to see how the other half lives. 'They spend two or three months of the summer on a luxury yacht in the south of France.' 'How the other half lives!'
See also: half, how, lives, other

how the other half lives

n. how poorer people live; how richer people live. Now I am beginning to understand how the other half lives.
See also: half, how, lives, other