(it's) not half bad

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(it's) not half bad

(It's) pretty good; (it's) not as unpleasant as one may have originally thought. A: "I know it's your first time trying sushi. How do you like it?" B: "It's not half bad."
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not half bad

Somewhat satisfactory or good, especially compared to initially low expectations. I didn't know what to expect, but these corn dog tacos aren't half bad! A: "How was the concert that Kelly made you go to?" B: "Not half bad, actually. Those guys can actually play."
See also: bad, half, not

(It's) not half bad.

It's not as bad as one might have thought. Mary: How do you like this play? Jane: Not half bad. Jane: Well, how do you like college? Fred: It's not half bad.
See also: bad, half, not

not half ˈbad

(informal) (used to show surprise) not bad at all; good: The food really isn’t half bad, is it?
See also: bad, half, not
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