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Fair to Middling : Phrases



Meaning:

Mediocre, pretty good, so-so.


Example:

When asked how his new job at Accenture was going, Barry answered
fair to middling.


Origin:

This mid-1800s phrase, often a reply to an inquiry about one's health or business, is redundant, since fair and middling both mean
moderately good.























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