how the other half lives

how the other half lives
the way that people who are much richer or poorer than you spend their lives

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  • how the other half lives — (facetious) Other (esp richer or poorer) people s way of life • • • Main Entry: ↑half * * * how the other half lives phrase the way that people who are much richer or poorer than you spend their lives Thesaurus: ways of lifesynonym people who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • how the other half lives — how people who are much richer than you live their lives. As the popularity of such magazines testify, people are always curious to see how the other half lives. They spend two or three months of the summer on a luxury yacht in the south of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • How the Other Half Lives — [ Jacob Riis, New York, 1888 ] How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (1890) was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s. It… …   Wikipedia

  • how the other half lives — n. how poorer people live; how richer people live. □ Now I am beginning to understand how the other half lives. □ Most people don’t care how the other half lives …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • one half of the world does not know how the other half lives — Cf. 1532 RABELAIS Pantagruel II. xxxii. la moytié du monde ne sçait comment l’autre vit, one half of the world knows not how the other lives. 1607 J. HALL Holy Observations xvii. One half of the world knowes not how the other liues: and therefore …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • how the other half lives —  How other people (either better or worse off) live …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • other half — noun 1. : a segment of the population radically different economically and often socially from that to which one belongs or with which a context is associated see how the other half lives especially : proletariat 2. : spouse * * * noun [singular] …   Useful english dictionary

  • other half — 1. the people of an economic class clearly different from one s own or from that to which reference is being made: a glimpse of how the other half lives. 2. Informal. one s spouse. * * * …   Universalium

  • The Other Side (Hercules episode) — Infobox Television episode Title= The Other Side Series= Season=2 Episode=208 Airdate=30 October, 1995 Production= Writer=Robert Bielak Director=George Mendeluk Guests=Michael Hurst (Charon) Sarah Wilson (Demeter) Prev=The Mother of All Monsters… …   Wikipedia

  • half — [ hæf ] (plural halves [ hævz ] ) function word, quantifier *** Half can be used in the following ways: as a predeterminer (followed by a word such as a, the, this, or his ): We live half a mile up the road. I have to spend half my time taking… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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