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good enough

1. Sufficient to suit the purpose(s) at hand without needing to be perfect. There are still a few kinks to work out in how users' comments are displayed, but it's good enough for now.
2. OK; that's fine. A: "I couldn't find the exact type of chips you wanted, but I think I found something pretty similar." B: "Good enough, thanks."
See also: enough, good

Good enough.

That's good.; That's adequate. Bill: Well, now. How's that? Bob: Good enough. Bob: I'll be there about noon. Tom: Good enough. I'll see you then.
See also: enough, good
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Sure the sending off did not help, but we were simply not good enough even before that.
He said: "We know we're not good enough to simply turn up and win any given game.
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If it's good enough for them," she asks, "Why isn't it good enough for every American?
Good enough school psychologists and teachers need to be able to handle their students' acting out behavior and to create classroom atmospheres where other students are not overwhelmed by a child's acting out.
These scrolls were good enough for Noah, good enough for Moses, and good enough for Alexander the Great.
Most politicians and social leaders proclaim that we are not good enough for rights and equality; however, we are good enough to care for them during times of illness, plan their financial futures, defend them against legal aggression, protect them on the streets, and so forth.
Ed Kangas, our recently retired Chairman of the Board, says it well: "Good enough is simply not good enough.
School standards in English and maths have improved in recent years but are "not good enough yet", he said.
Louis replied, "If it's good enough for Rockefeller, it's good enough for Rudinsky.
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But when the state decided to go ahead with the program, it said, 'if you just follow Tommy Thompson's rules, that's good enough' Residents came to us saying that no, that wasn't going to be good enough.