Imperfect; mediocre:‘even old Jackson, with his Bible and his half-pie parlour ways, must look half savage’
run-of-the-mill, ordinary, middle-of-the-road, average, common, commonplace, everyday, workaday, quotidian, pedestrian, suburban, mundane, mediocre, humdrum, prosaic, lacklustre, unexceptional, indifferent, forgettable, unmemorable, uninspired, unimpressive, unexciting, unspectacular, uneventful, unremarkable, inconsequential, unnoticeable, inconspicuous, characterless, featureless, nondescript, plain, simple, fair, not bad, passable, all right, middling, moderateView synonyms
- ‘I do not want some kind of half-baked, half-pie call that it is good for the country in general, but I ask what it does for single people.’
- ‘That is what we should do; there should be none of this half-pie stuff.’
- ‘Kiwi FM seems like a naive way of wrapping our local musicians in tissue paper and a bad business decision to boot, sinking for many young what was the last post of half-pie decent music on the radio.’
- ‘That was a fine, half-pie, sort of ACT speech from that member, but I take issue with the Minister of Conservation, who accused ACT of subterfuge.’
- ‘A half-pie Americanisation of our judicial system would serve no one in the long term, even though it might seem attractive to particular groups of litigants in the short term.’
Pie perhaps from Maori pai good.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.