to not do by halves

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - not do by halves

"to not do by halves"

to do something completely and thoroughly


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - not do by halves

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I heard the owner is planning to remodel the office.

Colleague 2:  Not just remodel but a complete demolish and re-build. He is also going to install state-of-the-art computers at everyone's desk. There is also going to be a cappuccino bar and a fountain and a whole bunch of other amenities.

Colleague 1:  Wow. The owner doesn't do anything by halves, does he?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - not do by halves

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I want to find a way to let this woman I met how much I really like her.

Friend 2:  Send her some flowers.

Friend 1:  You know I never do things by halves. I am going to hire a skywriter and have it happen at the same time that I am below her apartment window serenading her. Then I will present her with a bouquet of three dozen red roses and a box of chocolates.

Friend 2:  Go for it. Just don't be surprised if you scare her away.

to not do by halves - Usage:


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to not do by halves - Gerund Form:

Not doing the renovations by halves, the couple completely remodeled their home.

to not do by halves - Examples:

1)  And, we all know Watson doesn't do things by halves. The 26-year-old has just embarked on a worldwide ...

2)  ... don't really do things by halves with two drummers and two guitarists producing the bands distinctive sound.

3)  ... will swiftly realise that he's not one for doing things by halves. Earlier this year, he reconstructed the gigantic metal beehive originally displayed at the ...

4)  It was brilliant. You don't do food and drink by halves in Italy. The girls certainly ate well on their trip.

5)  ... throw himself into it with such wild abandon -- but Ed never does anything by halves

6)  It's not the Solihull Moors way to do things by halves. There have been four goals spanked home on numerous occasions, five goals vs ...

7)  ... because for ABW to really work, you can't do it by halves. You really have to take on the whole concept.

8)  I don't tend to do things by halves, it's all or nothing.

9)  ... one of the luxurious leather chairs. The couple certainly do not do things by halves as aside from a champagne fridge and movie theatre they also have a ridiculous ...

10)  He never did anything by halves. He had this bounding energy, incredible warmth and a brilliant sense of humour ...

11)  He never did anything by halves and always lived life to the max.

12)  ... is a 100% guy, just doesn't know how to do things by halves.

13)  ... the tone because it's the sort of film that you can't do by halves, you have to go the whole way and celebrate the outlandish nature of it.

14)  Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole ...

15)  I decide not to do things by halves and set myself a target for contacting four women a day, every day.

16)  When such a figure initiates attacks, he does not do so by halves. The whole gamut is embraced, a rush of blood and viscera possibly involving ...

17)  ... he never did things by halves. When he decided to become a writer, he set himself a punishing daily ...

18)  ... then he was serious about what he does and he doesn't do things by halves. He does everything to the highest level and it's brilliant.

19)  Samsung doesn't do things by halves and its U28E850R packs 4K of pixels into a 28-inch screen. 

20)  ... but Bel Air is not a place where anyone does anything by halves. A billionaire called James Goldstein, for instance, has recreated a tropical jungle ...