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Go halvsies

verb phrase

to agree to split something equally; also called go halfsies

I’ll go halvsies with you on dessert.
Word Origin

Usage Note


verb phrase

To award an equal share; divide in two equal parts: I may go halvsies/ If he stonewalled them or went halvesies with the truth

[1940s+; go halves is found by 1848]


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