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loaf about

To waste time idly; to spend time doing little or nothing. Chris, quit loafing about and help me take out the trash! After the stressful week that I had, I'm looking forward to just loafing about the house for the weekend.
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half a loaf is better than no bread

Getting less than what one wants is better than getting nothing at all. I know they're offering you less money than you'd hoped for, but at least it's a good job—half a loaf is better than no bread.
See also: better, bread, half, loaf, no

half a loaf is better than no loaf

Getting less than what one wants is better than getting nothing at all. I know they're offering you less money than you'd hoped for, but at least it's a good job—half a loaf is better than no loaf.
See also: better, half, loaf, no

loaf around

To waste time being idle; to spend time doing little or nothing. Quit loafing around and help me take out the trash! After the stressful week that I had, I'm looking forward to just loafing around the house for the weekend.
See also: around, loaf

half a loaf

Less than what is desired. This is the abbreviated version of the phrase "half a loaf is better than none." I know they're offering you less money than you'd hoped for, but it's a good job, so I think you should accept half a loaf.
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use (one's) loaf

To use one's own intelligence and intellectual ability; to think logically and rationally. In this phrase, "loaf" refers to one's head or brain. Often said as an imperative. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Come on, Dean, I know you can figure this out on your own. Use your loaf! Jenny finally remembered to bring the right books home to do her homework. I'm glad she's finally using her loaf.
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half a loaf is better than none

Getting less than what one wants is better than getting nothing at all. I know they're offering you less money than you'd hoped for, but at least it's a good job—half a loaf is better than none.
See also: better, half, loaf, none

Half a loaf is better than none.

Prov. Getting only part of what you want is better than not getting anything. Fred: How did your court case go? Alan: Not good. I asked for $500, and the judge only awarded me $200. Fred: Half a loaf is better than none.
See also: better, half, loaf, none

loaf around

to waste time; to idle the time away doing almost nothing. Every time I see you, you are just loafing around. I enjoy loafing around on the weekend.
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loaf something away

to waste away a period of time. You have loafed the entire day away! He loafed away the entire day.
See also: away, loaf

half a loaf is better than none

Something is better than nothing, even if it is less than one wanted. For example, He had asked for a new trumpet but got a used one-oh well, half a loaf is better than none . This expression, often shortened, was already a proverb in 1546, where it was explicitly put: "For better is half a loaf than no bread."
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half a loaf is better than none

If you say that half a loaf is better than none, you mean that it is better to take what you can get, even if it is very little, than to risk having nothing at all. The reforms do not go as far as we wanted. Still, half a loaf is better than none. Note: Other words can be used instead of loaf and none. I'm very disappointed that there will only be one game, but half a loaf is better than no loaf, and we are happy that at least we will be playing once. Is half a step towards democracy better than no step at all?
See also: better, half, loaf, none

half a loaf

not as much as you want but better than nothing.
This phrase alludes to the proverb half a loaf is better than no bread , which has been in use since the mid 16th century.
See also: half, loaf

use your loaf

use your common sense. British informal
This expression probably comes from loaf of bread , rhyming slang for ‘head’.
See also: loaf, use

half a ˌloaf is better than ˈnone/no ˈbread

(saying) you should be grateful for something, even if it is not as good, much, etc. as you really wanted; something is better than nothing: They’re only going to agree to some of this, but half a loaf is better than none, I suppose.
See also: better, bread, half, loaf, no, none
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We can guarantee that the loaf we have tasted is better than ordinary bread we have lately been eating - and it was made by a working man and not a professional baker, and baked on a cooking range in a country cottage.
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Loaf made threats and his son hit a bouncer after they were told they were not getting in, Ayr Justice of the Peace Court heard.
HOW TO CLAIM Cut out the voucher (left) and take it to your local Co-operative Food store to receive one 800g Loved By Us loaf worth 75p.
Based in Farnham, Surrey, Loaf currently employs 43 staff across three sites and offers a selection of gluten free brownies and muffins, spelt and honey loaves, in response to growing awareness of food intolerance and allergies.
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Each regal loaf, pictured above, costs the princely sum of PS30 to produce - eclipsing the PS21 Shepherd Loaf produced by Hobbs House Bakery in the Cotswolds, which was previously the most expensive.
Three loaves of bread would've been enough back in the day when the loaf was large and well-baked," said Ahmed Al-Gazzar, a middle-aged street vendor.
Peat Loaf will perform the Halloween Spooktacular - The Ultimate Tribute to The Bat Out of Hell at Corners in Amwaj Islands tonight and Kicks in Diva Hotel, Juffair tomorrow night - both shows will start at 9pm.
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Hideaway Bakery, 3377 East Amazon Drive: Individual loaf count not available; all breads - including country levian, kalamata olive, gluten free - 1,500 loaves a week.
I think the most fun for me is if I happen to be baking bread when one of the construction company's employees comes to plow our snow-covered driveway, and I can run a fresh loaf of bread or an apple pie out to him or her.