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so-so

1. adjective Neither especially good nor especially bad; average, passable, or mediocre. A: "How was the movie?" B: "Eh, so-so." The book had a very compelling setup, but so-so writing dragged it down.
2. adjective In an average, passable, or mediocre manner; not especially well but not especially badly. The film only did so-so during its opening weekend, but it proved to be a consistent earner for weeks to come. The computer is very affordable, but that's only because it runs so-so during normal usage.

so-so

1. mod. average; mediocre. It was just so-so. Nothing to write home about.
2. mod. tipsy; alcohol intoxicated. They were so-so after a while—in front of the television with all that beer and stuff. He’s so-so, but he can still stand up.
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One or two other studios--think Disney with "The Incredibles" (but also the domestic also-ran "King Arthur") and Sony with "Spider-Man 2" (but also the so-so domestic pic "Gothika")--are likely to surpass the $1.
Dreams is thick and unpaginated, but the six-by-eight-inch format is great for reading, if only so-so for pictures (the images are swallowed by the binding, or by one's own fat, barbaric thumb).
This massive 3CD set to mark her comeback (now aged 69) includes two so-so new songs penned by schlock maker to the stars Guy Chambers.
This so-so show about the life of a low-level drug dealer (Vegas) who rarely leaves his flat has amazingly already chalked up four series, with a fifth reputedly in the works.
Eventually, any natural charm is drowned by New Age mysticism and hampered by so-so special effects.
On the field, it's a so-so team in a third-rate soccer league.
Pic's lead producer will be Michael Alden, the American impresario who has been keeping the faltering West End production going since August despite so-so (and worse) reviews, not to mention so-so (and worse) attendance.
The Calling are one of many acts who make a living from providing so-so songs for dull American soundtracks.
They didn't distinguish between classic shows and so-so ones.
Greene's best novel gets a so-so treatment in John Ford's rendition of The Power and the Glory.
Q: If you're only a so-so ballet dancer, can you start pointe classes?
An all-star cast breathes life into a so-so romantic drama that, aimed squarely at unlucky-in-love women, stands up admirably alongside flicks such as Sex And The City.
So-so adventure which tries hard to match the swashbuckling panache of earlier efforts, starring Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise, Jill Esmond and Edgar Buchanan.
THERE are those who see David Beckham as a pampered, overpaid footballer and his wife Victoria as a spoilt Essex girl of so-so talent.