Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
1. in perfect order; neat and tidy. Her hair is always just so. Their front yard is just so.
2. Precisely right!; Quite right! (Usually Just so!) Bill: The letter should arrive tomorrow. Tom: Just so! Jane: We must always try our best. Martin: Just so!
1. Precisely in that way, very carefully and appropriately, as in The children had to be dressed just so for their aunt's wedding. [Mid-1700s]
2. I agree, that is correct, as in The house was a mess.-Just so; I told her to clean the place up. [Mid-1700s]
3. See just as, def. 2.
4. See as long as, def. 3.
1 as it should be; with everything in its proper place or with everything done properly: He likes his office to be just so, with everything in its place.
2 (old-fashioned, formal) yes, I agree: ‘This must never happen again.’ ‘Just so.’