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  • TCO, either you put up the cash money for a “full-assed fix”, or STFU … your constant puerile sniping at decent, honorable folks is both pathetic and boring.

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  • The full-assed paint job is done on time and reasonably well but in the wrong color for example forest green when you wanted light blue.

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  • Half-assed is done and maybe even barely acceptable, even if it's underwhelming, while full-assed would be done completely and thoroughly, but wrong or badly enough that it has to be redone.

    languagehat.com: THE ASS HALF FULL.

  • Dr. Jaffe, let me congratulate you on a full-assed job, a term I just coined.

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  • Intuitively, without reading any arguments, I'd say that half-assed is better than either no-assed or full-assed.

    languagehat.com: THE ASS HALF FULL.

  • The mice and cats are animated with stop-motion and, yes, it might not be completely disbelief-suspending, but I'll take that over some half-assed CGI (or even full-assed CGI).

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  • *But when people leave you can steal their full-assed seats, and all will be well.

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  • Hit all the notes and be a full-assed hack with nothing substantive to contribute beyond talk radio cliches.

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  • I wanted AdBrite to be full-assed (or zero-assed?) so I shut down FC.

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  • For me to get that reading, such that when you’re doing your personal-best activity, you always do a full-assed job and not a half-assed one, the line would have to be phrased likethis:

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Update: Do Your Best at What You Do the Best

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  • Oh, to be able to say this to a colleague....

    September 18, 2007

  • The opposite of half-assed. When something is really well executed, it's "full-assed:"

    "Hey Doug, great job on the annual sales report! That was a really full-assed effort!"

    September 18, 2007