Definition of half a loaf is better than no bread in English:

half a loaf is better than no bread

  • proverb It is better to accept less than one wants or expects than to have nothing at all.
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    • I said, ‘Well, half a loaf is better than no bread.’
    • As I've said, many people will not regard the recycling operation as the most ideal one for the ultra modern advance factory, but as the old saying goes, half a loaf is better than no bread.
    • Still half a loaf is better than no bread, although it is important that the managerial commitment to address this particular situation in 2003 is honoured.
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