Something is better than nothing at all.
Something is better than nothing, even if it is less than one wanted. For example, He had asked for a new trumpet but got a used one—oh well, half a loaf is better than none. This expression, often shortened, was already a proverb in 1546, where it was explicitly put: “For better is half a loaf than no bread.”
- Half a mind
An inclination that is not definite or resolute. For example, I’ve half a mind to drop the course, or He went out with half a mind to walk all the way there. [ First half of 1700s ] Also see: have a good mind to
[haf-uh n-haf, hahf-uh n-hahf] /ˈhæf ənˈhæf, ˈhɑf ənˈhɑf/ noun 1. a mixture of two things, especially in equal or nearly equal proportions. 2. milk and light cream combined in equal parts, especially for table use. 3. Chiefly British. a mixture of two malt liquors, especially porter and ale. adjective 4. half one thing and half […]
- Half and half nail
half and half nail n. Division of the nail by a transverse line into a proximal dull white part and a distal pink or brown part. It is seen in uremia.
adjective 1. (slang) incompetent; inept; badly organized