I heard people said "half stupid" in Ghostbusters Film 2016. I am not sure if I misheard it. But:

half (adv): partly

The chicken was only half cooked.

So, "he is half stupid" = "he is partly stupid"? is it right?

is "half stupid" idiomatic? or

is it common to say like that?

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This is an idiomatic saying. You are correct in thinking that it means partly stupid. Usually it is used not as a judgement on intelligence, and more to comment that a person is half stupid, and half smart, or that they do stupid things or act in a stupid way some of the time, rather than they lack intelligence.

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