Submitted by apey • January 3, 2005
Is there any meaningful difference between “fair enough” and “good enough?” Is “fair” in this context a degree of quality (good-fair-poor-bad) or does it denote fairness in a judicial sense?Thank you!
January 4, 2005, 6:02am
"Good enough" is about quality; "Fair enough" is is an expression of approval, in a judicial sense, as you say.
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January 5, 2005, 12:01am
agreed with Dave.
Unggit Tjitradjaja (unregistered)
January 6, 2005, 12:49pm
I use them interchangebly without any specific circumstance. The "good enough" applies also to quantity in this scenario. In betting who can eat Buffalo Wings (yes, I am from Buffalo, NY), one might say: "If you eat 5 more pieces, I'll give you another 5 bucks, good enough?" In response, the contestant says: "How about 10?". The rebuttal says: "Fair enough!"
January 8, 2005, 10:35pm
I've always heard "fair enough" used in situations, for example, where two friends are disagreeing about something.
"I wouldn't do such-&-such, it's rude!" "Oh, but I do it because x...""Oh, fair enough." (meaning "I see your point," or "If it works for you" or anything like that)
February 9, 2005, 10:29am
"fair enough" is juz the english way of showing how they see ur point when u explained urself or sthg like that.
April 30, 2005, 1:35am
when a person says "fari enough" they r implying that both sides are under an equal understanding. fair used like both sides are equal
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