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(on) the right side of (some age)

Younger than a certain age. I guess you can get away with an outfit like that when you're still on the right side of 30. I never used to get sore after working out when I was on the right side of 40! You can eat all kinds of junk without gaining an ounce when you're on the right side of 20. Enjoy it while it lasts!
See also: of, right, side

(on) the wrong side of (some age)

Older than a certain age. Why is she dressing like a teenager when she is clearly the wrong side of 40? I get sore after every workout now that I'm on the wrong side of 30! I knew I was on the wrong side of 20 when started gaining weight from my usual diet of junk food and lack of exercise.
See also: of, side, wrong

a throw

Each. A piece. You mean to tell me that these T-shirts are 50 bucks a throw? Sheesh! A: "How much did you guys contribute to Lucy's charity?" B: "Oh, $20 a throw, so hopefully she raised quite a bit of money." We would be bringing five people to this event, so we simply can't go if tickets are $75 a throw.
See also: throw

be (on) the right side of (an age)

To be younger than a certain age. You can get away with dressing like a teenager when you're still on the right side of 30. I was never sore after working out when I was on the right side of 40!
See also: of, right, side

be (on) the wrong side of (some age)

To be older than a certain age. Why is she dressing like a teenager when she is clearly the wrong side of 40? I'm sore after every workout these days, so I'm definitely on the wrong side of 30!
See also: of, side, wrong

be pushing (an age)

To be approaching a particular age. I was never sore after my workouts until I was pushing 40.
See also: pushing

divide (something) fifty-fifty

To split something evenly between both parties. I promised the kids that I would divide the last cookie fifty-fifty. Because you helped me so much with the yard sale, I want to divide the profits fifty-fifty.
See also: divide

fifty-fifty

1. Into two equal portions. Let's just split the bill fifty-fifty.
2. Having an equal chance of one of two results occurring. Refers to a 50 percent probability. Brad has been so unreliable lately that I'd say its fifty-fifty that he comes tonight. When I flip this coin, there is a fifty-fifty chance that it will land on heads.
3. A raffle in which the winner receives half of the money collected. Do you want to buy a ticket for the fifty-fifty? It's up to $700!

fifty-fifty chance

An equal chance of one of two results occurring. Refers to a 50% probability. When I flip this coin, there is a fifty-fifty chance that it will land on heads.
See also: chance

go fifty-fifty

To split something evenly between both parties. I promised the kids that I would go fifty-fifty with the last cookie. Because you helped me so much with the yard sale, I want to go fifty-fifty with the profits.
See also: go

pushing (some age)

Approaching a particular age. I never used to get sore after my workouts until I started pushing 40.
See also: pushing

split (something) fifty-fifty

To split something evenly between two parties. I promised the kids that I would split the last cookie fifty-fifty. Because you helped me so much with the yard sale, I want to split the profits fifty-fifty.
See also: split

that and (some amount of money) will get you a cup of coffee

Used to indicate that something which has just been mentioned is of no value or use whatsoever. Primarily heard in UK. That's my view of the situation. Though I'm not a lawyer, so that and a buck fifty will get you a cup of coffee. A: "We all signed a petition to get the cable network to put our favorite show back on the air!" B:" Wow, well done you. That and $5 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks!"
See also: amount, and, coffee, cup, get, of, that, will

That and fifty cents will buy you a cup of coffee.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (Fifty cents used to be enough money to buy a cup of coffee.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got $500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and fifty cents will buy you a cup of coffee. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and fifty cents will buy you a cup of coffee."
See also: and, buy, cent, cup, fifty, of, that, will

That and fifty cents will get you (a ride on) on the subway.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (Fifty cents used to be enough money to buy a subway ticket.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got $500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and fifty cents will get you a ride on the subway. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and fifty cents will get you on the subway."
See also: and, cent, fifty, get, on, ride, that, will

That and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (Fifty cents used to be enough money to buy a cup of coffee.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got $500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee."
See also: and, cent, cup, fifty, get, of, that, will
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fifty-fifty

even or equal. (See also go fifty-fifty (on something).) The chances of success are about fifty-fifty. Even at fifty-fifty, it's probably worth it, you know.

go fifty-fifty

(on something) to divide the cost of something in half with someone. Todd and Jean decided to go fifty-fifty on dinner. The two brothers went fifty-fifty on a replacement for the broken lamp.
See also: go
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fifty-fifty

see under under go halves.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ˌfifty-ˈfifty

(informal) divided equally between two people, groups or possibilities: Let’s split the bill fifty-fifty.She has a fifty-fifty chance of winning.

be ˌpushing ˈ40, ˈ50, etc.

(informal) be nearly 40, 50, etc. years old: My grandmother’s pushing eighty but she’s as fit as ever.
See also: pushing

be on the ˌright/ˌwrong side of ˈ40, ˈ50, etc.

(informal, often humorous) be younger/older than 40, 50, etc: ‘How old is she?’ ‘On the wrong side of forty, I’d say.’
See also: of, on, right, side, wrong

$100, £50, etc. a ˈthrow

(informal) used to say how much items cost each: The tickets for the dinner were £50 a throw.
See also: throw
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