In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1a mediasto go fifty-fifty with sb/on sth — ir a medias con algn/en algo
- we split the takings fifty-fifty — nos repartimos lo recaudado mitad y mitad / por partes iguales
- I'll go with you fifty-fifty on the winnings.
- 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.
- Mix baby powder fifty-fifty with blue chalk in your chalk box.
- I believe that couples should be able to split their incomes fifty-fifty for taxation purposes.
- Just before I call the next member, I tell members I have been advised that the next speech is to be shared fifty-fifty.
- The Exec is roughly split fifty-fifty down the middle, with everything from classical liberals to old-style feminists and environmentalists.
- Unusuallly, the party was split fifty-fifty on the issue.
1a fifty-fifty chance — un 50% de posibilidades
- on a fifty-fifty basis — por partes iguales
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