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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: "I didn't realize you were decorating the whole house." "Oh, we don't do things by halves round here."
(Definition of not do things by halves from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “not do things by halves”
in Chinese (Simplified) 做事全力以赴, 不打折扣…
in Chinese (Traditional) 做事全力以赴, 不半途而廢…
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