Meaning of “be a game of two halves” in the English Dictionary

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"be a game of two halves" in British English

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be a game of two halves

UK 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)