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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Top Tories are still split down the middle on Brexit, with Home Secretary Amber Rudd declaring this week that Britain leaving Europe with no agreement is "unthinkable".
Artists and audiences alike have split down the middle on the issue.
We are split down the middle with hurling and football in this county and we are equally as competitive in both.
A country split down the middle in this question, nationwide and across parties as well.
and were completely split down the middle, underlining just what a great Welsh rugby debate this has become.
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.
It fit me like a glove--so well that it split down the middle when I got up to go to the bathroom and I had to be sewn back in
Preparation: 20 minutes/cooking time 45 minutes INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp raisins 1 tbsp mixed peel 100ml/3 floz rum or brandy 55g/2 oz butter, softened 7-8 slices of Genius White Gluten Free Bread, thinly sliced and crusts removed 300ml/10 floz whole milk 300ml/10 floz double cream vanilla pod, split down the middle with a sharp knife 3 large eggs 140g/4 oz caster sugar 2-3 tbsp apricot jam 1-2 tsp icing sugar METHOD 1.
With regards to base salary, finance professionals were almost split down the middle, with 52 per cent reporting an increase and 47 per cent reporting no change.
Verona will be split down the middle for this one, though opinions ought to be less divided on where the value lies.
Each 5x8" page is split down the middle, to make 4x5" flippable flash cards with questions on the front and answers on the back, with the majority of space on each card is left open for notes.
The city's Democratic voters nearly split down the middle between Stephen Lynch and Ed Markey, but Mr.
BIRTLEY have been a club of recent times split down the middle when it comes to achievement.