Monday, December 5, 2011

The half of it

"The half of it' is used by a speaker to emphasize that there is more to the surprising or unbelievable story they are telling. It is usually used when complaining about someone or a situation.

-He is *such* a jerk!
-You don't know the half of it!

-First she decided she wasn't going to get him a birthday present. Then she decided she wasn't going to return any of his calls. And that's not the half of it! Then, she..."

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