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English definition of “be a game of two halves”

be a game of two halves

used, especially in sports reports, to say that in a game of football, one team plays better in each half of the game: It really was a game of two halves, with Spurs dominating the first, only to be outplayed by Arsenal in the second.
(Definition of be a game of two halves from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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