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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."
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decent

mod. good; very good. This is some pretty decent jazz.
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Free of squatters who will be living decently in their communities.
"When people visit convents, aren't they asked to dress decently? Why don't they do the same here?" the imam asked.
All women, be they mothers, sisters, daughters and wives are humbly and sincerely requested to ensure they are decently and nicely dressed when stepping out of their homes thus drawing greater respect, honour and looking graceful and respectable.
In filing its petition before the Regional Wages and Productivity Board-National Capital Region (RTWPB-NCR), the TUCP cited National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia's statement that a family of five needs at least P42,000 a month to live decently.
"Only an economist who has been living under a rock will believe that a family of five can live decently on P334 (Dh23.28)," Senator Grace Poe said.
New Delhi [India], Jun 5 ( ANI ): After receiving rave reviews from critics and performing decently at the box office, Rani Mukerji's latest venture 'Hichki' has been selected for a screening at the Shanghai International Film Festival in China.
'I am not going to torture people, I will treat them decently,' he added.
THE Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) has advised youths in the country to always dress decently to command public respect, reflect how they want to be addressed and avoid being molested.
After making a false start, Kim got off decently, having a good first 200m at 18.06 seconds, but she failed to keep her speed up to the end of the race.
Goosebumps is decently paced and has fine performances from an attractive cast.
Its most recent release, Jake Gyllenhaal starrer "Southpaw," debuted to a moderate $16.7 million weekend; Helen Mirren drama "Woman in Gold" took in $33.3 million at the domestic box office; and family comedy "Paddington" performed decently, with $76.2 million.
Branko Geroski says in Sloboden pecat that there isn't a normal and decently informed person in Macedonia who doesn't realize who stands behind the drama in Gosince.
If I were this woman, I'd tell my daughter that unless she started behaving decently, she isn't going to get a penny of my money.
"I swear solemnly to serve honestly the interests of people, Donetsk People's Republic and to perform decently my duties," the new head of state said, Itar-Tass reported from an inauguration ceremony which is under way at Donetsk Music and Drama Theatre on Tuesday.
The bank said, 'We expect the inflation to come down in June, after May, but still we may end the year decently above five per cent.'