without half trying

without half trying

Rur. effortlessly. He was so strong, he could bend an iron bar without half trying. I wish I had his ability to cook. He makes the most delicious dishes without half trying.
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Now she's just a story Zeke and I trade back and forth when we're high, as if a woman like her couldn't have had him without half trying, as if it wouldn't have been me they left behind on their way to Mardi Gras.