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    Default you can't half swim ???

    what's the meaning of " you can't half swim" ?

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    Default Re: you can't half swim ???

    You can swim very well.

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    thanks... (that's so weird)

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    Default Re: you can't half swim ???

    It's not very logical; just like 'cheap at half the prioce', it seems to mean the opposite of what is intended.

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    Default Re: you can't half swim ???

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It's not very logical; just like 'cheap at half the prioce', it seems to mean the opposite of what is intended.
    There is also the similar-but-clearer he doesn't do things by halves (he does them as energetically as possible).

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    thanks guys ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad_the_Inhaler
    There is also the similar-but-clearer he doesn't do things by halves (he does them as energetically as possible).
    Fortunately, we don't say 'he can't half do things by halves'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Fortunately, we don't say 'he can't half do things by halves'.
    Give it time... ;)

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    Default Re: you can't half swim ???

    Not half.

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