so far so good


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so far, so good

(Everything is) satisfactory or developing as planned up to the current point or moment in time. A: "How's the project going?" B: "So far, so good. We just need to finalize the user interface."
See also: good

so far, so good

All is going well so far. We are half finished with our project. So far, so good. The operation is proceeding quite nicelyso far, so good.
See also: good

so far, so good

Matters are satisfactory up to this point, as in You've knitted the main portion of the sweater but not the sleeves? Well, so far, so good . This idiom was first recorded in James Kelly's Scottish Proverbs (1721), where it is defined: "So far, so good. So much is done to good purpose."
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so far so good

COMMON You can say so far so good to express satisfaction with the way that a situation or activity is developing or happening. She has been working at Miramax for over a month now, and so far so good.
See also: far, good

so far, so good

progress has been satisfactory up to now.
1998 New Scientist The project has just now reached a rigorous testing phase, and the researchers say so far, so good.
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ˌso far, so ˈgood

(saying) used to say that things have been successful until now and you hope they will continue like this, but you know the task, etc. is not finished yet: ‘How’s the operation going?’ ‘So far, so good.’
See also: good

so far, so good

Everything’s all right up to this point. It is hard to say why this old proverb, listed in James Kelly’s Scottish Proverbs (1721), should have survived. The implication always is that something might go wrong, but nothing has done so yet.
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