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

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

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
References in classic literature ?
So, it does them good and us good at the same time, and that's fair enough I'm sure.
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 .
They have apologised, which is fair enough, but that is just not good enough Amy Brew
Fair enough, his lot in life is worse than mine, and fair enough, he probably has a burning hunger in his stomach all day, every day.
This is fair enough, however I do trust this help is not extended to people who have remortgaged properties in order to invest in buy-to-lets or indeed holiday properties abroad.
Fair enough, it's not as if there's a big tournament going on or anything.
Fair enough, but he completely misses the irony when pointing out that their view was formed after visiting Hay on Wye and the Isle of Man.
They may think that's fair enough, but the bank's employees will feel free to disagree.
If you are put out by a good team then fair enough, so that's what hurts.
Fair enough, as any such attempt would probably have scuppered the whole project, or at least reduced it to the level and value of a primary text.
The children are checked to see if they are fair enough to go to another school and be integrated with white children.
This is fine, fair enough and certainly from our present perspective.
She wanted to be perceived and treated as a male, which is fair enough, but that alone did not make her one, any more than my cat's perception of herself as (or her desire to be treated as) a person makes her human.
Fair enough, I suppose; but does he, or anyone, imagine that the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, one of the fattest of the fat-cat lobbies, is a selfless tribune of the public good?