Synonyms of 'not half'
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1 not nearlyDictionary, nothing like, nowhere near
not half as clever as he'd thought
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'Did you know him?' 'I did indeed.'
ya (South Africa)
'Are you coming now?' 'Ya.'
Thesaurus for not half from the Collins English Thesaurus
Half is sometimes used in negative statements , with a positive meaning , to emphasize a particular fact or quality . For example , if you say ' he isn't half lucky ', you mean that he is very lucky.