fair enough

idiom

informal
used to say that something is reasonable or fair
"I'll wash the dishes today, and you can wash them tomorrow." "Fair enough."
"He needs more time." "Fair enough, but we can't wait too much longer."

Examples of fair enough in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If this sounds like Trumpian wish fulfillment, fair enough, but that’s it for the political backdrop. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2024 Denmark is a welfare society with a large and prosperous middle class, and our literature tends to reflect that, which is fair enough, but there’s another side to our country, too, and a growing underclass that literature should be giving voice to. Dennis Zhou, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2024 If this team’s aim is no longer the NCAA tournament, then fair enough. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Jan. 2024 Barter is cast as the noble truth-seeker, which is fair enough. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 15 Feb. 2024 Biden makes the contrast between the statesmanship depicted in the painting and January 6, which is fair enough. Rich Lowry, National Review, 8 Jan. 2024 Which is fair enough, but all those revenues are dedicated to SS and Medicare. Stephen Miran, National Review, 25 Oct. 2023 After a few minutes, the driver woke, too, looking unabashed, but then nothing bad had happened, so fair enough. Shuang Xuetao, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 So now, the original poster is filing a complaint with the superintendent—hey, fair enough. Beth Ann Mayer, Parents, 7 June 2023

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“Fair enough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fair%20enough. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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