Also found in: Acronyms.
(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."
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
That's reasonable; I agree. For example, I'll wait just one more day.-Fair enough, you've been very patient. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017