Half the fun, trouble, etc. of something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
half the fun, trouble, etc. of something
half the fun of (something)
Something that significantly contributes to the enjoyment or pleasure of something. It takes some time to bake a cake, but I love measuring and mixing all the ingredients—that's half the fun of it for me.
half the trouble of (something)
Something that significantly contributes to the tediousness or difficulty of something. Going through security at the airport is half the trouble of flying.
half the ˈfun, ˈtrouble, etc. of something (informal) much or a great deal of the enjoyment, etc. of something: Half the pleasure of coming home is finding out what’s been happening while you were away. ♢ ‘The team should play better with a new manager.’ ‘That’s half the trouble — everybody expects too much of him.’