fifty-fifty fifty-fifty

Definition(s):

  • (adj) equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced

Usage(s):

  1. It's a parent's nightmare dilemma: experts say there's a fifty-fifty chance your child will attempt suicide before age 20.
  2. The price for promising Middle East oil concessions is rising so fast that the so-called fifty-fifty profit split is as dead as a dry well.
  3. Impressed by this record of success, 20th Century-Fox came into the film network as a fifty-fifty backer.

News

  1. Next 30 days critical for pair of horses found sick, starving

    Posted by Miranda Grossman / CBS 12 News WARNING: The condition of these horses is graphic. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE -- A pair of horses found sick and starving in southwest Miami-Dade County. One of the rescuers says one of them has a fifty-fifty chance of making it. ...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach

  2. Profiles in leadership with Lafayette field hockey...senior Kristin Heaney tough and determined

    There is determination in her face and posture. In fifty-fifty situations, she wants to come out on top and usually does.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: The Express-Times

Quotes

  1. "You look at that game and we obviously didn't play as well as we would have liked in the second or the first, but we battled back and that's the key thing," Brown said. "A shootout loss is a shootout loss. It's fifty-fifty really. They had...
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Dustin Brown Source: Sports Network

  2. "Fifty-fifty balls work for the first couple, but after that then it breaks down again," Hore said after his side squandered 18 line breaks against the Sharks. "We are playing some reasonable rugby, but we're a pass away, which has been the...
    on Mar 29, 2010 By: Andrew Hore Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Asked how the Blues could improve, Ratten said: "Fifty-fifty footy, there's no doubt about it. The first quarter against the Kangaroos was nine hardball-gets to 24 and that put the print on the game. That won't happen again. That's a mental thing...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Brett Ratten Source: Adelaidenow

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