half the fun, trouble, etc. of something

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.’
See also: half, of, something