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  • 1The same in share or proportion; equal: fifty-fifty partners
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    • They are unlikely to see fifty-fifty shares in boardrooms or childcare as the measure of fairness in the division of labour.
    • ‘Travelling with a partner is a fifty-fifty kind of deal,’ he explained patiently.
    • Put another way, it is fair to view a couple with dependent children as forming a fifty-fifty partnership, which has the essential goal of giving their children the best possible start in life.
  • 1.1Used to refer to one of two possibilities that are equally likely to happen: he has a fifty-fifty chance of surviving the operation
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    • I am optimistic - I think we have a fifty-fifty chance to be here, to survive.
    • According to the doctors, I initially had a fifty-fifty chance of surviving which is pretty serious, but even they were amazed at how quickly I began to recover.
    • If I had, I'd say there would have been a fifty-fifty chance of me turning up.

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  • In two amounts or parts that are the same in size; equally: they divided the spoil fifty-fifty
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    • Unusuallly, the party was split fifty-fifty on the issue.
    • If I work with a friend, we usually split the extra income fifty-fifty.
    • They can ask the audience, go fifty-fifty or send smoke signals to their tribal chief for the answers.

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