That needs a bit of context. Normally, "half the fun" is used to compare something that is more fun.Originally Posted by Anonymous
Example: Competing is half the fun of winning.
"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.Originally Posted by Anonymous
No pleasure in eating the lunch?
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:
Await your replies, thanks!
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.
I don't think so, but that's an option, I suppose.Originally Posted by MikeNewYork