fifty-fifty

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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

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.

fifty-fifty

see under under go halves.

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.
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And then as soon as I started being 100 per cent myself, it went back to 50-50.
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RICKY Hatton's lawyer has warned he will take legal action against Manny Pacquiao if the Filipino fighter reneges on a verbal contract to split the proceeds of their projected fight 50-50.
said that the only fighter he would agree to fight for less than a 50-50 split is De La Hoya.
As required by Section 2466, GAO reviewed the report submitted in April 2006 and is, with this report, submitting its view to Congress on whether (1) the military departments and defense agencies complied with the 50-50 requirement for fiscal 2005 and (2) the projections for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 represent reasonable estimates.
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Ulster Unionist Party member Michael McGimpsey said: "The Police Service of Northern Ireland require 50-50 recruitment of Catholics and Protestants which is discriminatory.
Evan Hendricks at Privacy Times tells me his current subs are about 50-50 print and electronic, even though his audience is 100 percent organizations and professionals who sit at desks with computer terminals.
In some formulations, a 50-50 blend of N990 and N762 has been used to attain some of the compound extension benefits of the former and the physical properties of the latter - a compromise that introduces new mixing and processing complications from using two blacks instead of one.
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Some 500 property owners, including nearly 150 in the San Fernando Valley, have applied for the 50-50 Sidewalk Program since July 1, agreeing to pay an average of $1,200 per household to get the broken, buckled and cracked concrete fixed in front of their homes.
A CALL by a senior member of the Policing Board to phase out 50-50 police recruitment is a step in the right direction, it was claimed yesterday.
The Treasury Regulations under section 863 provide two examples, one using an "independent factory price" (Example 1) and another using the so-called 50-50 method for sourcing foreign and domestic income (Example 2).
Endesa is already present in the sale of electric energy to industrial clients via Ergon Energia, a 50-50 joint venture with Asm Brescia.