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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “not do things by halves”

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not do things by halves

humorous
If someone does not do things by halves, they put a lot of effort and enthusiasm into doing things, often more than is necessary
做事全力以赴;不打折扣
"I didn't realize you were decorating the whole house." "Oh, we don't do things by halves round here."
“我没注意到你们把整座房子都粉刷了。”“是啊,我们费了很大的工夫。”
Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
Translations of “not do things by halves”
in Chinese (Traditional) 做事全力以赴, 不半途而廢…
(Definition of not do things by halves from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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