half-ass


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half-ass

1. verb, rude slang To do something halfheartedly or without one's full effort. Did you half-ass these posters? There's a bunch of misspellings, and the ink is all smudged.
2. adjective, rude slang Describing something that has been done halfheartedly or without one's full effort. Also seen as "half-assed." It was just a half-ass attempt, so naturally it didn't work. Look at these half-assed posters—there's a bunch of misspellings, and the ink is all smudged.

half-ass

verb

half-ass(ed)

mod. clumsy; awkward and ineffectual. (Usually objectionable.) She only made a half-ass try at passing the test.
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If Lemuel Gulliver can be considered as any long-eared quadruped it must surely be the equus hentionus or hemione, for what is a mule if not a half-ass? (27) The mule is the product of crossing a male or jackass with a mare, combining the sure-footed endurance of the former with the strength of the latter, and as OED observes: 'With no good grounds, the mule is proverbially regarded as the epitome of obstinacy's Throughout Book IV Lemuel grows increasingly mulish as his stubborn credulity endorses 'that which is not' concerning equine superiority.
As one of my old Pentagon chums said this week "You fight a half-ass war, you get half-ass results." If you are lucky, he should have added.
Anyone who sees the finished full game, and hears the CD audio tracks by Nine Inch Nails ,will not want to play the stolen half-ass version.
I wrote music, I wrote books, I played an instrument half-ass. I would always have liked to play in a band.
During her talk with Sam Raimi and Neil Druckmann, Maisie Williams told the producer and writer that she is not going to "half-ass" work on the project because of her hectic work scheduled with the hit HBO fantasy series.
If you are playing to one person and you half-ass it, that dude's going to think you are a loser and you are going to look like a lightweight.
In my experience, most cops couldn't care less that you're down there with a cement mixer and a pile of rubble building some half-ass looking quarterpipe.
Check out the photos, complete with half-ass, second-rate captions from Lizard himself.
Slap-dash, half-ass one frame sequence, Leave it to the pros Colin Sussingham, New York.
They always seem to be half-ass riding all the little stupid-ass ledges or the little bars; meanwhile, they neglect all of the trannies and the rest of the park I've now seen this epidemic in several cities and I haven't been proven wrong.
It would be nice if they were labeled, but this half-ass rag with grainy photos would lose some of its gutter-level appeal that way.
She's done at least one full solo album that I know of, Here tAm, 1 Always Am, but I'm sure there's more that I don't know of, being the half-ass rock journalist that I am and all.