fifty-fifty


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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

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.

fifty-fifty

see under under go halves.

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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The Taif Agreement, which put an end to the civil war in Lebanon, consecrated a historical shift by asserting the sectarian fifty-fifty system within Parliament, and thus within the government cabinet, a move which at the time had been considered to be in compliance with the complaints of Muslims from the political injustice they had been subjected to (as a result of the 6 Christians to 5 Muslims rule).
Chairman of the Holme Valley South Area Committee, Clr Nigel Patrick, who voted in favour of the scheme, said he wasn't surprised the true split was nearer fifty-fifty.
Also income from a community-property asset is reported fifty-fifty until the asset is awarded to one spouse.
Exports and domestic sales contribute fifty-fifty to its total sales earning.
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Moussa says he now believes the threat of war is receding: "I think it is a fifty-fifty proposition now".
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Want to take fifty-fifty, phone a friend, or ask this bunch of eejits?
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Taking sharing as given, I argue that the usual constraints faced by young western couples lead to an optimal share of fifty-fifty.
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Announcing salient features of the policy at a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf said the government and Private Hajj Group Organizers will have fifty-fifty quota.