Definition of how the other half lives in English:

how the other half lives

phrase

  • Used to express or allude to the way of life of a different group in society, especially a wealthier one.

    ‘he has spent six years showing TV viewers how the other half lives’
    • ‘It was great to see how the other half live and to imagine how I could spend £30,000 in a day.’
    • ‘Though his conclusions are a little predigested, he wants to create enlightening and ultimately dignifying experiences that teach people how the other half lives.’
    • ‘They are mostly experimentalists, so those of you who hang out at blogs like this one can see how the other half lives.’
    • ‘He is spending a week to see how the other half live as part of a yet unnamed BBC documentary.’
    • ‘Here, we saw how the other half live and we saw it from the first few minutes.’
    • ‘One of the most beautiful women in the world sees how the other half lives.’
    • ‘So I actually got to see how the other half lives, cosseted away in their curtained off world of hot towels, free wine, chocolates, and cookies.’
    • ‘Come on princess, time to see how the other half lives.’
    • ‘And they are just about reason enough to see how the other half live in High Society.’
    • ‘She presents a breezy overview of issues relevant to men who are interested in seeing how the other half lives.’