Definition of half-and-half in English:


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adverb & adjective

  • In equal parts: [as adverb]: views were split almost exactly half-and-half [as adjective]: a half-and-half mixture
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    • Dip the base of the cuttings in rooting hormone powder or liquid and insert to about a third of their length around the edge of a plant pot filled with a half-and-half mix of multi-purpose compost and vermiculite.
    • I feel very sorry for the poor, but I also feel very sorry for the rich - it's a half-and-half thing.
    • Despite the Uists being roughly half-and-half Presbyterian and Catholic, there are no separate schools.


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  • A mixture of milk and cream.
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    • When cooking, you can substitute evaporated skim milk or fat-free half-and-half for cream in recipes for soups and sauces.
    • Add milk, cream, or half-and-half all at once.
    • Me, having made a cappuccino with half-and-half instead of regular milk: ‘Look at all that foam!’

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