enough is as good as a feast

enough is as good as a feast

Just having enough of something is plenty. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Would you like more?" B: "Oh, no thank you. Enough is as good as a feast."
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Enough is as good as a feast.

Prov. You do not need more than enough of anything. We don't have much of a surplus of food for dinner tonight, but enough is as good as a feast. Jane: I wish I could offer you more lavish hospitality. Jane: Don't be silly. Enough is as good as a feast.
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enough is as good as a feast

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you say enough is as good as a feast, you mean that there is no point in having more of something than you need or want. I'm afraid it's only soup and bread for lunch but enough is as good as a feast, as my great aunt Daisy would say. Nobody loves a tune better than I do. But I always say enough is as good as a feast; do you not agree? Note: This was first used by the Greek writer Euripides in the 5th century BC to explain that it is wrong to be greedy.
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enough is as good as a feast

moderation is more satisfying than excess. proverb
See also: enough, feast, good
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When as a youngster I asked for more food during World War II and there wasn't any, my mother consoled me with the reply: Never mind, enough is as good as a feast.