from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Divided or shared in two equal portions: a fifty-fifty split.
- adj. Being equally likely or unlikely: had a fifty-fifty chance of surviving.
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- adv. in half; so that both parts of the whole are equal.
- n. A challenge between two opposing players, where both have an equal chance of taking possession.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. equally large; -- of probabilities.
- n. a lottery in which the organizers retain fifty percent of the money wagered, and distribute fifty percent of the wagered money to the winner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced
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In the first three months of the new year, she was in what I call the fifty-fifty zone.
My family spent their lives in fear of pissing off God and gentiles, and they split their time in each pursuit about fifty-fifty.
There's been no word of a pre-nup, so odds are good that a divorce court will order dissolution of the common property and a fifty-fifty split.
With only two, it's a fifty-fifty split that one or the other is wrong.
I will go only hand in hand with my man, side by side, fifty-fifty as is the haole slang just now.
Idea (the hard bit), you write it down and turn it into a novel (the easy bit), the two of you can split the money fifty-fifty.
Its chances of qualifying to be on the general election ballto are about fifty-fifty in my opinion because anyone who stops to read the petition will not sign it.
Saleh Mashni, a 66-year-old pharmacist, said he put the chances of success at "fifty-fifty."
He has a fifty-fifty chance of getting through the night.
You're trying to call this idoacy a fifty-fifty split on Americans approval of what Obama is doing.