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English definition of “not half”

not half

UK informal
used in spoken English to express a positive statement more strongly : It wasn't half crowded in the club last night (= it was very crowded ). She didn't half shout at him (= she shouted a lot at him). "You enjoyed yourself last night , didn't you?" "Not half !" (= Very much!)Intensifying expressions Grammar:Half as a nounGrammar:Half as an adjectiveGrammar:HalfA half is one of two equal parts of something:Grammar:Half in noun phrasesWe can use half and half of before nouns with the definite article (the), possessives (my, your) and demonstratives (this, that):Grammar:Half as an adverbWe can use half as an adverb which means ‘not completely’, ‘partly’:
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