fair enough


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fair enough

(That is) reasonable, understandable, or agreeable. (Can be used as an adjective or as a standalone statement.) The managers want to cut costs, which is fair enough, but they're sacrificing their employees to do it. A: "I think this part of the story would work better with less exposition." B: "Fair enough. I'll try to pare it back a bit."
See also: enough, fair
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fair enough

That's reasonable; I agree. For example, I'll wait just one more day.-Fair enough, you've been very patient. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
See also: enough, fair
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fair eˈnough

(informal)
1 used for accepting a suggestion, etc: ‘I think £200 is a reasonable price.’ ‘Fair enough. Can I pay you at the end of the week?’
2 used for showing that you think that something is reasonable: Letting the students work the machines on their own is fair enough, but they do need some training first.
See also: enough, fair
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References in classic literature ?
It seemed a fair enough thing, now, didn't it, sir?"
Oh yes, they can talk fair enough if they think there's something to be got out of you .
Fair enough, that maybe wouldn't have been quite so funny, we suppose...
They have apologised, which is fair enough, but that is just not good enough Amy Brew
Fair enough. But he does so by attempting to deconstruct the Vatican warnings, about those who have embraced the homosexual culture.
Fair enough. But each serving (3 to 7 pieces) still ends up with 150 to 180 calories and 5 or 6 grams of saturated fat.
Fair enough. But the effort to introduce religion into U.S.
This is possibly fair enough, yet Fokine in particular had an enormous effect on contemporary dance, conceivably more than any choreographer since Jean-Georges Noverre, who was incontestably the father of modern ballet, way back in the 18th century.
"Fair enough," the Times article concluded, "Perhaps the next big thing, after all, will be small.
"All prisoners are welcome," says Harper." We tell everyone it is a Christian program, that [the facilitators] believe in God but if they believe in some other god or any Supreme Being, fair enough."
Fair enough. Fernie's selective criteria may seem arbitrary to some readers, but the consequent generic emphasis of the book is telling.
His column, entitled "Fair Enough," appeared six days a week in 132 newspapers across the country.
Fair enough People everywhere divvy up food and make other deals based on social concepts of fairness, not individual self-interest, a cross-cultural project found (161: 104).
FAIR ENOUGH: Sophie Cavanagh, aged five and Neal Makh, aged six, get some items ready for their school's Christmas fair on Friday.
Fair enough; but in that case, unless your motivations were more commercial than scholarly, why would you describe Hitler's homosexuality as a "historical fact"?