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Re: Half-assed

Posted by ESC on September 05, 2003

In Reply to: Half fast OR Half assed?????? posted by Rob Robertson on September 05, 2003

: Is the expression correctly worded as "half fast" or "half assed"??????? I understand it to mean a job poorly done but am debating on the actual phrase.

From Merriam-Webster online:

Main Entry: half-assed
Pronunciation: 'haf-'ast, 'h[a']f-'[a']st
Function: adjective
Date: circa 1932
1 often vulgar : lacking significance, adequacy, or completeness
2 often vulgar : lacking intelligence, character, or effectiveness
- half-assed adverb, often vulgar