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half measuresnoun [plural]

uk   us   disapproving
actions that only ​achievepart of what they are ​intended to ​achieve: I'm not ​interested in ​halfmeasures.
(Definition of half measures from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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