half the trouble of (something)

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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.
See also: half, of, trouble
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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
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