Idiom:  half the battle

Meaning

Idiom:  half the battle

  • a major part of the work that needs to be done
  • an important part of what you have to do in order to achieve something


Example sentences

  • When trying to lose weight, eating healthy is half the battle.
  • Getting my son into his pajamas is half the battle—then I have to get him to brush his teeth and go to bed. 
  • Winning your customer’s trust is half the battle.
  • Getting selected to interview for a position is half the battle.
  • Qualifying for Olympic trials is half the battle to an Olympic dream.
  • Raking the leaves was half the battle—we spent another three hours putting the leaves in big paper bags.
  • Getting into university is half the battle, but it's surprising how fast four years go by.


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