Idiom:  half the battle


Idiom:  half the battle

  • a major part of the work that needs to be done
  • an important part of what you have to do in order to achieve something

Example sentences

— When trying to lose weight, eating healthy is half the battle.

— Getting my son into his pajamas is half the battle—then I have to get him to brush his teeth and go to bed. 

— Winning your customer’s trust is half the battle.

— Getting selected to interview for a position is half the battle.

— Qualifying for Olympic trials is half the battle to an Olympic dream.

— Raking the leaves was half the battle—we spent another three hours putting the leaves in big paper bags.

— Getting into university is half the battle, but it's surprising how fast four years go by.

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