One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nounin phrase go halvers
Northern English, Scottish
Agree to have a half share each.‘how did I ever go halvers with this guy?’
- ‘Well, my brother wants to go halvers on a dual exhaust system for my dad's Christmas present this year.’
- ‘So we went halvers in a ps1, got Porsche Challenge and that lasted me ages.’
- ‘We went halvers on this but I ended up with both the original disk and the manual.’
- ‘Had I known you were gettin a double and had you made the offer, I mighta come up and taken the 2nd bed and gone halvers with you.’
- ‘Myself and a neighbour went halvers on a skip so the old roof went in it - except that bees had been starting a hive in the heap.’
- ‘Better yet, anyone wanna go halvers on an extended road trip to the southwest?’
- ‘Inasmuch as the contest was a traditional rivalry, both sides went halvers for a $10 umpire from Memphis, Tenn.’
- ‘Hi Alice I haven't seen you for ages, let me know if you ever fancy going halvers on a bottle of wine of an afternoon in the pub.’
- ‘But Eve, angel that we all are, thought of him and went halvers with him.’
- ‘I confess to a certain self-interest here, as I still had hopes of his going halvers on a ticket.’
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