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not know the half of it
To know a small part of how bad something is, but without understanding the complete situation; to underestimate or be uninformed about how bad a situation really is. Our bosses think that this is a major setback, but they don't know the half of it. We're months, not weeks, behind schedule! A: "I heard you and Terry were going through a tough time." B: "Oh, you don't know the half of it."
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You don't know the half of it.
Inf. You really don't know how bad it is.; You might think that what you have heard is bad, but you do not know the whole story. Mary: They say you've been having a bad time at home. Sally: You don't know the half of it. Sally: The company has no cash, they are losing orders right and left, and the comptroller is cooking the books. Mary: Sounds bad. Sally: You don't know the half of it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
You don’t know the half of it
sent. Things are far more complicated than you think. You don’t know the half of it, and I’m too much a lady to tell.
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