how the other half lives


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how the other half lives

Fig. how poorer people live; how richer people live. Now that I am bankrupt I am beginning to understand how the other half lives. Most people don't care how the other half lives.
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how the other half lives

If you talk about how the other half lives, you are talking about the lives of people who are very different from you, for example very rich or very poor. I remember when I first walked into a show home, wanting to see how the other half lives, and I was impressed. He clearly has no idea how the other half lives, though, carrying a 1,000-dollar note in his pocket to offer in small shops which cannot give him change.
See also: half, how, lives, other

how the other half lives

n. how poorer people live; how richer people live. Now I am beginning to understand how the other half lives.
See also: half, how, lives, other