One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to admit that something is reasonable or acceptable.‘“I can't come because I'm working late.” “Fair enough.”’
- ‘It wasn't the only raised eyebrow in an otherwise excellent evening, but fair enough, she did offer to go and find out.’
- ‘She said no, of course, which is fair enough, but it was her reaction that upset me the most.’
- ‘Banning smoking in restaurants is fair enough - in fact such a ban is pretty much in place.’
- ‘If it was the result of a comprehensive review and recommendation of how to fix something broken then fair enough.’
- ‘You know, it's fair enough not to share your cigarettes with a stranger, but this response seemed excessive.’
- ‘I'm still a bit mad, and that's fair enough, but I'm not as uptight, maybe, as I was before.’
- ‘This is a fair enough definition, but it is salutary, I believe, to consider the implications.’
- ‘If there is a good reason to ban something then fair enough but that reasoning has to be applied to everything equally.’
- ‘Now that's fair enough, because a lot of people don't know enough about it to make the decision.’
- ‘If you love her and want to be with her, but are, say, ideologically opposed to marriage, then fair enough.’
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