Proverbs with the word Half

A danger foreseen is half avoided

The proverb means that it is better to anticipate and prepare for potential risks than it is to react to them after they have occurred. By... Read more →

A city that parleys is half gotten

A city willing to negotiate and come to an agreement is already halfway to being conquered. The proverb suggests that when two parties are... Read more →

A problem shared is a problem halved

Here 'shared' means to tell your problem to someone else. The process of verbally sharing what is bothering you gives you a sense of... Read more →

Well begun is half done

If you start a thing badly it takes a long time to finish it, because the bad start seriously affects the later work. But if you make a good... Read more →

Never do things by halves

Finish one thing once you have started it. Do all that is necessary to make a good job of it, and don't work in a half-hearted way.

The first blow is half the battle

Whoever gets his blow in first catches his adversary at a disadvantage. Here, for the sake of example, is a description of a football... Read more →

Half the world knows not how the other half lives

People of one social class are often ignorant of the problems of those of another class. This was even truer formerly than now, so it is not... Read more →

Half a loaf is better than no bread

We should be thankful for what we receive, even though it is not so much as we had hoped for. I applied for a fortnight's holiday, but we're so... Read more →