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## divide (something) fifty-fifty

To split something evenly between both parties. I promised the kids that I would divide the last cookie fifty-fifty. Because you helped me so much with the yard sale, I want to divide the profits fifty-fifty.

## 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 chance

An equal chance of one of two results occurring. Refers to a 50% probability. When I flip this coin, there is a fifty-fifty chance that it will land on heads.

## go fifty-fifty

To split something evenly between both parties. I promised the kids that I would go fifty-fifty with the last cookie. Because you helped me so much with the yard sale, I want to go fifty-fifty with the profits.

## go halves

To share the cost of something equally between two people. We each had about the same amount to eat and drink, so let's go halves on the bill. I'm pretty broke, but I'll go halves with you on a bottle of wine.

## Heinz 57 (variety)

1. A phrase used to describe anything that is made up of a mixture of things. The phrase refers to an advertising slogan for the H.J. Heinz Company's 57 varieties of pickles. This stew is definitely Heinz 57 variety—there's a lot of different things thrown into it.
2. A mixed-breed dog. I have no idea what breed Sparky is—he seems to be Heinz 57.

## split (something) fifty-fifty

To split something evenly between two parties. I promised the kids that I would split the last cookie fifty-fifty. Because you helped me so much with the yard sale, I want to split the profits fifty-fifty.

## divide something fifty-fifty

and split something fifty-fifty
to divide something into two equal parts. (The fifty means 50 percent.) Tommy and Billy divided the candy fifty-fifty. The robbers split the money fifty-fifty.

## 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.

## go fifty-fifty

(on something) to divide the cost of something in half with someone. Todd and Jean decided to go fifty-fifty on dinner. The two brothers went fifty-fifty on a replacement for the broken lamp.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

## fifty-fifty

see under under go halves.

## go halves

Also, go fifty-fifty. Share equally. For example, Ann suggested that they go halves on the rent, or The brothers are going fifty-fifty in their new business. The first term dates from the late 1600s, the variant from the early 1900s.

## go halves (or shares)

share something equally.
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## 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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## go ˌhalf and ˈhalf (with somebody)

(informal) share the total cost of something equally with somebody else: If you drive me up to Edinburgh, we’ll go halves on the petrol.
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[bar] CLASSIC: A typical Fifties dress with nipped-in waist and fur fabric collar.
(28) Instead, the evidence suggests that far from being quiescent, the forties and fifties experienced a sizable increase in the frequency of premarital intercourse.
"The amount of attention that the media devoted to sex in the fifties may be misleading since there is reason to doubt significant changes in behavior actually occurred," observes historian John Patrick Diggins.
While the best evidence suggests that at mid-century there was a significant rise in premarital sexual activity, Americans during the fifties were not candid enough with themselves to recognize this important development.
The crucial distinction between the fifties and sixties lay in word, not in deed.
Whereas during the late fifties, the television characters of Ricky and Lucy Ricardo slept in different beds, by the mid-sixties the Motion Picture Association officially ended its reliance on censors.
(42) Indeed, by the close of the fifties the combined membership of the Mattachine Society and the Daughters of Bilitis stood at below 400.
(44) Far from being an era of sexual candidness, it was precisely the absence of such candidness that helped obscure the exploding levels of premarital sex during the forties and fifties.
The article first considers changes in femininity with relationship to work and sexuality, then examines changing reflections upon masculinity and family life and concludes with a consideration of the cultural representation of changes in gender identities in the fifties.
As with changes in work, developments in maternity rendered femininity more complex within the working classes before the fifties.
Very early in this development, writers in the fifties emphasized the importance changes in women's work held for the transformation of working class life and gender identities.
Both lived experience and the discourse of literature on women's work in the fifties brought out these changes to working class femininity.
Many studies of working class life in the fifties emphasized that changes in gender identities were central to a more general transformation of the working classes.
In a comparative study of slum and estate dwellers in Oxford in the fifties, J.M.
All linked changes in class experience and identity in the fifties to changes in gender experience and identity; in this, changes in working-class gender were perceived not only as having a basis in material life, but also as a means of speaking more generally about changes in working-class outlook.
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