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

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be a game of two halves

UK used, ​especially in ​sportsreports, to say that in a game of ​football, one ​teamplaysbetter 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)
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