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English definition of “be half the battle”

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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.
Translations of “be half the battle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 成功了一半, 完成最困難的部分…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成功了一半, 完成最困难的部分…
(Definition of be half the battle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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