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To divide one item (typically food) to two roughly equal portions, for sharing. Commonly a sign of both affection and cheapness.

The truly unique aspect of this is that the item is brought already divided, and each gets a little extra bakshish in the bargain. This in fact makes One-by-two a noun in certain contexts.

Usage

Boss, can you one-by-two the samosa?
Added 2011-06-28 by Studmuffin