from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A half part; half.
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But the plan to highjack the actual UN negotiations, where every word is debated tediously, by bringing in heads of states to come up with a last minute half-deal, which could also be a face-saver for host Mexico, has not gone down well with India.
He suggested he'd done a half-deal, making a handover conditional on Brown's good behaviour.