split (something) down the middle

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split (something) down the middle

To divide or share the cost of something exactly equally. While I appreciate the offer and the sentiment, I insist that we split the bill down the middle—I don't like someone paying for me on a first date.
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split something down the ˈmiddle

divide people into two groups, who disagree: The local Conservative party is split down the middle on the matter of taxation.
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He made the comments despite Unite having taken a "neutral position" in the 2014 campaign, because its membership was "split down the middle" on the issue.
"Culturally I think I feel very split down the middle" - Davina McCall, above, speaks to BBC Radio 3's Classical Fix about her dual English/French heritage.
"Culturally I think I feel very split down the middle" - Davina McCall, pictured, speaks to BBC Radio 3's Classical Fix about her dual English/French heritage.
In fact, of the 17 UK cities surveyed, only one wasn't in favour of Jurgen Klopp's men with Cardiff split down the middle at 50/50.
Now you don't have to - these have two flavours, split down the middle. In Strawberries & Cream, and Salted Caramel & Fudge Brownie.
The spectacle of split down the middle, major political parties is mere confirmation.
And asked how they would vote if the referendum was rerun, readers were split down the middle - with 39% saying they would remain, and 39% saying they would leave.
"When I pulled my hand out, I was missing the tip of my finger and it had split down the middle. It was so painful.
Municipalities around the country are split down the middle on this issue.
This just goes to show how the country is split down the middle, especially following last year's controversial presidential election.For the impartial observer, though, the report sums up the sorry situation that persists several months later.
Artists and audiences alike have split down the middle on the issue.
EVERTON supporters appear to be split down the middle when it comes to Steven Naismith's future after the Blues frontman declared he might have to quit Goodison in January if he's still struggling for first-team minutes.
US Jews like nuclear deal with Iran: A poll taken by the American Jewish Committee finds American Jews are split down the middle on the nuclear deal with Iran.