Half-murder: An unsuccessful attempt at murder; largely used by the local rowdy elements to indicate a near-death encounter or a severe physical bashing.
Loose Mada: What happened to your hand, Macha? Why plaster? Mental Manja: Macha, what to say! that Koli Fayaz spotted me in Kalasipalyam last week and he and his goonda boys thulped me.. almost like half-murder da, macha :(