better half

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better half (plural better halves)

  1. (idiomatic, US, Canada) A person's spouse or lover, most commonly a man's wife. Generally a compliment or sign of respect.
    I'd like you to meet my better half Linda.
    My better half won't be coming tonight.
  2. (idiomatic, archaic) A person's close friend or companion

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