the half of it

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the half of it

A portion of something, typically implied to be the most important or significant part. (Often used in the negative.) Yes, the company is losing money, but that's only the half of it: if we don't show some improved sales soon, the bank will cut our credit line, too! A: "I heard the meeting went pretty poorly." B: "That isn't the half of it. Now the boss wants to do a full review of my employment, so I might even lose my job!"
See also: half, of