One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A period of six months, used especially in reference to financial transactions.‘turnover has got better over the last half-year’as modifier ‘the bank announced half-year profits of £4.23bn’
- ‘On August 6, the 136-year-old bank posted solid half-year results.’
- ‘The company reported its half-year numbers this morning.’
- ‘The number of nonperforming loans continues to shrink—down 10 per cent, to $300 billion, for the half-year ended in September.’
- ‘The snack foods accounted for 6 per cent of operating profits in the half-year to February 28.’
- ‘The firm should provide an indicator of building activity with its half-year story on Wednesday.’
- ‘During the first half-year after returning, she did not work but spent her time taking her children out playing and travelling.’
- ‘First, I am going to take a sabbatical half-year to reflect.’
- ‘Visitors can make the half-year journey complete by climbing up to the Seven Stars Cave, located in the northern outskirts of the city.’
- ‘In another half-year, the site of its National Congress will be redecorated and enlarged.’
- ‘Last month's attacks knocked growth back from 4 per cent for the half-year to just 1 per cent.’
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