Meaning of “be half the battle” in the English Dictionary

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"be half the battle" in British English

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be half the battle

to be the most difficult part of a process so that once you have finished this part, you have almost succeeded:

For a lot of jobs, getting an interview is half the battle.

(Definition of “be half the battle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)