Meaning of English idioms HALF- baked, half-mast, half hearted and half-sister/brother
– stupid, not sensible, without planned judgement
- – Whose half-baked idea was it to call a meeting at the same time as the World Cup final?
– demonstrating little effort and no real interest
- – He made a very half-hearted attempt to apologise to the teacher for being late.
1 flag doesn’t fly at the top of the flagpole
- – After the death of the ex-president government buildings kept the flag at half-mast for one week
2 too short (humour)
- – John! Your trousers are at half-mast, who died?
– brother/sister related only through one parent, not both
- – Lisa is my half-sister. She is my father’s daughter from his second marriage
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