half a loaf is better than none


half a loaf is better than none
or[half a loaf is better than no bread] Part of what we want or need is better than nothing. - A proverb. * /Albert wanted two dollars for shoveling snow from the sidewalk but the lady would only give him a dollar. And he said that half a loaf is better than none./ Compare: BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.

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  • half\ a\ loaf\ is\ better\ than\ none — • half a loaf is better than none • half a loaf is better than no bread proverb Part of what we want or need is better than nothing. Albert wanted two dollars for shoveling snow from the sidewalk but the lady would only give him a dollar. And he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • half a loaf is better than none — or[half a loaf is better than no bread] Part of what we want or need is better than nothing. A proverb. * /Albert wanted two dollars for shoveling snow from the sidewalk but the lady would only give him a dollar. And he said that half a loaf is… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Half a loaf is better than none. — something that you say which means it is better to take what you are offered, even if it is less than you wanted, because it is better than nothing. I only got half the salary rise I asked for, but I took it anyway on the grounds that half a loaf …   New idioms dictionary

  • half a loaf is better than none — bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, half is better than none at all …   English contemporary dictionary

  • half a loaf is better than none — proverb it is better to accept less than one wants or expects than to have nothing at all …   Useful english dictionary

  • half\ a\ loaf\ is\ better\ than\ no\ bread — • half a loaf is better than none • half a loaf is better than no bread proverb Part of what we want or need is better than nothing. Albert wanted two dollars for shoveling snow from the sidewalk but the lady would only give him a dollar. And he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • half a loaf is better than no bread — Similar in sense to something is better than nothing. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. xi. D4v Throwe no gyft agayne at the giuers head, For better is halfe a lofe then no bread. 1636 W. CAMDEN Remains concerning Britain (ed. 5) 297 Halfe… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • half a loaf — less than what is wanted or is right. I didn t get everything I wanted in my contract but decided to accept half a loaf and not fight it. Usage notes: the full form of this idiom is half a loaf is better than none getting less than what you… …   New idioms dictionary

  • better — See: ALL BETTER, DISCRETION IS THE BETTER PART OF VALOR, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, FOR THE BETTER, GET THE BETTER OF, GO ONE BETTER, HAD BETTER, HALF A LOAF IS BETTER THAN NONE or HALF A LOAF IS BETTER THAN NO BREAD, SEE BETTER DAYS, THINK BETTER OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • better — See: ALL BETTER, DISCRETION IS THE BETTER PART OF VALOR, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, FOR THE BETTER, GET THE BETTER OF, GO ONE BETTER, HAD BETTER, HALF A LOAF IS BETTER THAN NONE or HALF A LOAF IS BETTER THAN NO BREAD, SEE BETTER DAYS, THINK BETTER OF …   Dictionary of American idioms