how the other half lives


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how the other half lives

How people with very different lifestyles from one's own live. The "other half" is usually significantly richer or poorer than oneself. I stop by my wealthy step-sister's house sometimes just to see how the other half lives. If you won the lottery, then you'd learn 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

If you talk about how the other half lives, you are talking about the lives of people who are very different from you, for example very rich or very poor. I remember when I first walked into a show home, wanting to see how the other half lives, and I was impressed. He clearly has no idea how the other half lives, though, carrying a 1,000-dollar note in his pocket to offer in small shops which cannot give him change.
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how the other half lives

used to express or allude to the way of life of a different group in society, especially a wealthier one. British informal
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how the other half ˈlives

the life of people in circumstances very different from your own, especially those much richer or poorer: You should go and see the homeless in our big cities, then you’d know how the other half lives.Look at these photos of houses in Hollywood! How the other half lives, eh?
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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