Half-hearted

Idiom

Half-hearted

Definition

An adjective used to describe a lack of enthusiasm, effort, or commitment to something.

Examples

He made a half-hearted attempt to clean his room.

She gave a half-hearted apology.

His half-hearted effort was not enough to get the job done.

She put in a half-hearted attempt at learning the new material.

He was only half-hearted in his support for the project.

Origin

The phrase dates back to the late 16th century and has been used in literature since.

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