fair to middling


: just average : not especially good
The food was fair to middling.

Examples of fair to middling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thus far, the films from the SSU have received a critical mauling, although the box office performances have been fair to middling. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 But reviews have generally remained fair to middling, and the brand has grown to seem more like an afterthought in recent years. Tony Sachs, Robb Report, 24 May 2021

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“Fair to middling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fair%20to%20middling. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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