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A friend, replying to my "How are you doing", said "fifty-fifty". He assured me a teacher of his used the phrase. Do native speakers reply to 'how are you"-related questions like that?
Maybe someone uses this as his/her own personal thing but I have never heard this said. Usually people say "so-so".
In AmE it is more common to say "so-so" than "fifty-fifty". Another common response to "How are you doing" is "fair to middling".
Originally Posted by Verona_82
"Fair to middling" is an old English slang for middle, which was a way to say "only tolerably good", so so, or OK, but not great.
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