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halfway decent

Somewhat good, useful, or enjoyable, but not very; passable. Anyone with a halfway decent phone can access the Internet these days! John: "So, what did you think of the film?" Bill: "Eh, it was halfway decent, I guess."
See also: decent, halfway

decent

mod. good; very good. This is some pretty decent jazz.
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An indication of the extent to which decent work does not apply across various countries is provided by the international WageIndicator surveys.
In this author's memory, America for many years in the seventies and eighties seldom saw the production of a single decent movie, so militant were the culture mavens on enforcing the sex-soaked, irredeemably violent Hollywood world view.
Overcoming initial vacillation by the Carter Justice Department, the government filed suit against Snepp in federal court, seeking to seize all of the income generated by Decent Interval and to impose official censorship on anything Snepp might write in the future.
In our cooperatives we have sought to replace the typical "low-investment," "temporary personnel" approach with a strategy of "high investment" in frontline employees--emphasizing careful recruitment, decent wages and benefits, full-time work, extensive training, counseling, and support.
The problems of our urban areas are rooted in the failure of parents to raise decent children.
This combination has put home ownership out of the reach of many middle-income Americans, and decent housing out of the reach of most of those at the poverty level.
It presents and discusses the challenges and potential of local authorities to promote decent work in construction.
This latest effort gives plenty of hope he can have a decent winter.
Most of the time the decent people are the ones who are left out, who have difficulty in life.
00 Lingfield SP forecast 7-4 Much better effort to finish third when fitted with a visor on final start last season and that sets a decent standard.
And the economy is skewed when profitable firms that could easily afford to pay a decent whack are subsidised by taxpayers topping up the employees' pay packets.
They present methodological tools for measuring decent work at micro, meso, and macro levels and empirically assess the extent to which such aspects of IT work such as flextime, health impacts of computer work, recruitment practices, hurdles in professional growth, etc.
It boasts a decent megapixel count, shoots HD film footage and controlled by a customisable touch-screen.