as good as it gets

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as good as it gets

Impossible to improve upon. This neighborhood is as good as it gets—why would we ever move?
See also: get, good

as ˌgood as it ˈgets

used when you are saying that a situation is not going to get any better: The past year has been very special — as good as it gets as far as I’m concerned.
See also: get, good
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Bush--you have to think that this may be just about as good as it gets.
And to do that kind of thing right is as good as it gets.
3) Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt could strike Oscar gold for their lead roles in ``As Good as It Gets.
Joining Dreyfuss before the mike will be Shirley Knight, currently appearing with Jack Nicholson in the feature film ``As Good as It Gets,'' and Douglas Weston, who played the erudite tutor in Tom Stoppard's ``Arcadia'' at the Mark Taper Forum last January.
Trouble is, a waitress (Helen Hunt) and neighbor (Greg Kinnear) are forced to tolerate his obsessive-compulsive behavior in ``As Good as It Gets.
Taken-for-granted reliables pushing (or past) 60 provided a drove of revitalized performances, all marking their best work in years, including Robert Duvall in ``The Apostle,'' Peter Fonda in ``Ulee's Gold,'' Dustin Hoffman in ``Wag the Dog,'' Ian Holm in ``The Sweet Hereafter,'' Jack Nicholson in ``As Good as It Gets,'' Al Pacino (under control) in ``Donnie Brasco,'' Al Pacino (over the top) in ``Devil's Advocate,'' Jon Voight in ``Rosewood'' and ``The Rainmaker,'' but not ``Anaconda.
Helena Bonham Carter in ``The Wings of the Dove,'' Helen Hunt in ``As Good as it Gets.
One of his proudest achievements on ``As Good as it Gets,'' he says, was working the production only four days a week.
2) In ``As Good as it Gets,'' Jack Nicholson plays Melvin Udall, arguably the actor's most intolerable creation.
Being able to do this Cassavetes script, then work with Malick - it's as good as it gets.
As good as it gets for someone who hates what he's doing, anyway.