Definition of do fine in US English:

do fine


  • 1Be entirely satisfactory.

    ‘an omelet will do fine’
    • ‘Francis says as long as the company's drugs continue to meet the needs of baby boomers, the company will do fine.’
    1. 1.1 Be healthy or well.
      ‘the baby's doing fine’
      • ‘Now, in terms of his overall health, the press aide said he's doing fine.’
      • ‘My family is doing fine and my niece is about to have her baby.’
      • ‘Mother and baby arrived home earlier this week and are doing fine.’
      • ‘After inquiries about his own health, Dr Anthony said he was doing fine.’
      • ‘She said Jake, originally due on August 20th and weighing in at a healthy 6 lbs 11 oz, was doing fine, despite his dramatic entrance into the world.’
      • ‘Adult animals are healthy enough, and young animals do fine while they're nursing, but juvenile sea lions between ages one and four are not surviving.’
      • ‘She needed three attempts at it but was successful and the baby did fine.’
      • ‘Luckily, Michael, a trained first-aider knew exactly what to do, and baby Alfie is now doing fine.’
      • ‘Aside from that, the baby is said to be doing fine and is the spitting image of mom.’
      • ‘A baby who seems to be doing fine one minute, can be dead from sepsis within a few hours.’
    2. 1.2 Do something in a satisfactory manner.
      ‘he was doing fine acquiring all the necessary disciplines in finance’
      • ‘At a news conference today, President Bush said Donald Rumsfeld cares deeply about the troops and is doing fine work.’
      • ‘As long as he shores up his base and reacts when his opponent messes up, he's doing fine.’
      • ‘He will do fine, and the department will do fine.’
      • ‘The economy is doing fine and, if left alone, will continue to do fine.’
      • ‘Most of our affluent youngsters are doing fine in school, as international test comparisons reveal.’
      • ‘We are - all of our hospitals are operating on emergency backup and they're doing fine.’
      • ‘People think that because the the group is doing so well militarily, we are doing fine on the ground and getting food to people.’
      • ‘Some of the team did fine without gloves and acquired a few blisters and scrapes during the event.’
      • ‘You go through the motions of school, doing fine in one class but completely floundering in another, believing the whole time that you just don't get it.’
      • ‘I thought we were doing fine the way we were and with the small number of members in our group, we can more thoroughly critique each others work.’