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    Garfield:

    "Stealing his lunch isn't half the fun."

    What does it mean? Thanks! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Garfield:

    "Stealing his lunch isn't half the fun."

    What does it mean? Thanks! :)
    That needs a bit of context. Normally, "half the fun" is used to compare something that is more fun.

    Example: Competing is half the fun of winning.

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    Default Re: isn't half the fun

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Garfield:

    "Stealing his lunch isn't half the fun."

    What does it mean? Thanks! :)
    Stealing his lunch is a quarter of the fun; seeing the look on his face when he realizes that his lunch is missing is three-quarters of the fun. In other words, stealing his lunch is a small part of the fun, whereas seeing his reaction is a bigger part of the fun.

    :D

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    No pleasure in eating the lunch?

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    Default not half = certainly, absolutely

    Thanks for your explanations about "isn't half the fun".

    I also searched the dictionary, and found the definition of "not half" :
    not half! Exclam. Certainly! absolutely! definitely!

    So "Stealing his lunch is not half the fun!" could also mean "Stealing his
    lunch is absolutely fun!" Am I right?

    The sentence was taken from Garfield comic strips here:

    http://www.ucomics.com/garfield/2004/03/17/

    Await your replies, thanks!

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    What Garfield means in the comic strip is that stealing Jon's lunch isn't half the fun it used to be because it is too easy.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    What Garfield means in the comic strip is that stealing Jon's lunch isn't half the fun it used to be because it is too easy.

    :)
    That, or sticking the plunger on Dave's face was the best part of it. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    What Garfield means in the comic strip is that stealing Jon's lunch isn't half the fun it used to be because it is too easy.

    :)
    That, or sticking the plunger on Dave's face was the best part of it. :wink:
    I don't think so, but that's an option, I suppose.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    What Garfield means in the comic strip is that stealing Jon's lunch isn't half the fun it used to be because it is too easy.

    :)
    That, or sticking the plunger on Dave's face was the best part of it. :wink:
    I don't think so, but that's an option, I suppose.

    :wink:
    :wink:

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