be not half bad

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be not half bad

To be fine or acceptable, perhaps surprisingly so. Wow, this dinner isn't half bad—I can't believe Lindsay made it all by herself! The kids' play really isn't half bad, if you want to come see it over the weekend.
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"If you have played against Argentina and come out on top or with parity you can think 'I am not half bad'." Bell may be inexperienced at Test level but he has played over 140 Premiership games for Bath and he is familiar with the Argentina front row of Rodrigo Roncero, Mario Ledesma and Martin Scelzo.