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an elegant sufficiency

An adequate amount, typically in the context of food. Thanks to all of your generous donations, we have an elegant sufficiency to bring down to the homeless shelter. No second helpings for me, please—I've already had an elegant sufficiency. Look at this spread! There's certain an elegant sufficiency of dishes to choose from.
See also: an, elegant, sufficiency
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(a) gracious plenty

 and an elegant sufficiency
Euph. enough (food). No more, thanks. I have a gracious plenty on my plate. At Thanksgiving, we always have an elegant sufficiency and are mighty thankful for it.
See also: gracious, plenty
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Table 1 Wheat Production, Wheat Consumption and Degree * of Wheat Self-Sufficiency in Pakistan for Selected Years Wheat Degree of Production Wheat Self- Years (000 M Tons) Consumption Sufficiency Previous year (000 M Tons) (Percent) 1949-50 4038 4038 100.00 1954-55 3654 3654 100.00 1959-60 3907 4724 82.71 1964-65 4162 5678 73.80 1969-70 6618 6849 96.63 1974-75 7629 8906 85.66 1975-76 7673 8565 89.58 1976-77 8691 9198 94.49 1977-78 9144 10510 87.00 1978-79 8367 10413 80.35 1979-80 9950 10246 97.11 1980-81 10857 10826 100.29 1981-82 11475 11284 101.69 1982-83 11142 10945 101.80 Source: Adopted from [5, p.
'All these complaints have met the requirement of sufficiency in form.