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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.

## That and fifty cents will buy you a cup of coffee.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (Fifty cents used to be enough money to buy a cup of coffee.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got \$500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and fifty cents will buy you a cup of coffee. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and fifty cents will buy you a cup of coffee."

## That and fifty cents will get you (a ride on) on the subway.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (Fifty cents used to be enough money to buy a subway ticket.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got \$500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and fifty cents will get you a ride on the subway. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and fifty cents will get you on the subway."

## That and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee.

obsolete Used to express that something is utterly worthless. (Fifty cents used to be enough money to buy a cup of coffee.) Primarily heard in US. The kid who beat me in the tournament got \$500 and a swell-looking trophy, while all I got was a dinky little ribbon that said, "Second Place." As my old man used to say, that and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee. A: "We ought to abolish all taxes!" B: "Yeah, great idea, Bill. That and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee."

## 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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