better half

better half

better half

Meaning

  • spouse
  • husband of wife
  • the larger amount or majority of something

Example Sentences

  1. I think a two-bedroom flat would suit us but I’d better confirm it with my better half.
  2. Hey Brian meet my beautiful better half and Honey he is Brian my best friend.
  3. All my dear friends you are invited to my marriage reception party with your better halves.
  4. You’ve been single since so many years, I suggest you to find you better half and get married now.
  5. Hey Sayda would you like to meet my better half tonight on dinner?
  6. I am a lonely soul there is no better half for me, I have to die alone.
  7. My better half is in navy so he mostly remains on job away from home.
  8. I want to marry you. Would you like to be my better half?
  9. I have seen a lady like her; she loves her better half more than herself.
  10. My better half has seen me chatting with some other girl, now she is so angry.

Origin

Originally, this idiomatic expression wasn’t limited to referring to one’s husband or wife as people use it now in English, but to a close friend.

The expression was used by two famous Roman poets Horace and Statius in their poems referring to a friend not spouse that time. Later, people started the phrase referring to their husband and wife with time.

Sir Philip Sidney was the first to put into print the use of this phrase to mean spouse, in The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia, 1580:

“My deare, my better halfe (sayd hee) I find I must now leaue thee.”

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AuthorEnabell writes on 25th September 2017

This is my all time favorite idiom. Enjoyed reading it.

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