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1. A phrase used to underscore or conclude one's argument about someone or something. I just don't think Don is the most reliable choice for the job. I mean, he was late almost every day this week—enough said.
2. A phrase used to indicate agreement with what someone else has said. A: "I just don't think Don is the most reliable choice for the job. I mean, he was late almost every day this week." B: "Enough said."
Say no more; also, I agree completely. For example, She didn't even bother to call-enough said? or You'll bring the wine-enough said. [Mid-1800s]
enough saidthere is no need to say more; all is understood.
eˌnough ˈsaidused to say that you understand a situation and there is no need to say any more: ‘He’s a politician, remember.’ ‘Enough said.’
No further amplification is needed. Although Plautus’s Dixi satis (in Rudens, ca. 200 b.c.) has been so translated, the expression in English became current only in the nineteenth century, on both sides of the Atlantic. It was well known enough in America to acquire what Eric Partridge called a “comic perversion,” that is, the variant nuff said, which the OED editors traced back as far as 1840 in a U.S. newspaper. Its most emphatic use appeared in Gertrude Stein’s poem, Enough Said (1935), which in its entirety consists of this expression repeated five times.