not so bad


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not so bad

OK; fine. Usually said when something exceeds low expectations. I know the chicken doesn't look too appealing, but it's really not so bad. A low grade on one paper is not so bad, Steph—it's not like you're failing the class!
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Naimark, senior vice president of the American Arbitration Association in New York, who says arbitration is not so bad. He says the typical time limit for arbitration is four to five months while the courts take years.
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