The intermission between halves in games of certain sports, such as basketball and football.(noun)
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Use "halftime" in a sentence
"Dole Campaign America '96: The View from the Couch, which covered how the campaign was covered, and I don't recall any of the hundreds of commentators I heard ever using the term "halftime" that way."
"The ad appeared at halftime and Eastwood's use of the phrase "halftime in America" implied that Obama is nearing the halfway point of a two-term, eight-year presidency."
"But what struck me was that this commercial may be the first time the word "halftime" was used, or understood, politically, to stand for a second-term presidential election."