fair to middling

Definition of fair to middling

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

Word by Word Definitions

fairplay
  1. :  pleasing to the eye or mind especially because of fresh, charming, or flawless quality

    :  superficially pleasing :  specious

    :  clean, pure

  1. :  beauty, fairness

    :  something that is fair or fortunate (see 1fair)

    :  woman

  1. :  in a manner that is honest or impartial or that conforms to rules :  in a fair manner

    :  fairly

  1. :  clear

    :  to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

  1. :  a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade

    :  a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements

    :  an exhibition designed to acquaint prospective buyers or the general public with a product

middlingplay
  1. :  of middle, medium, or moderate size, degree, or quality

    :  mediocre, second-rate

    :  of, relating to, or being a middle class

  1. :  any of various commodities of intermediate size, quality, or position

    :  a granular product of grain milling

    :  a wheat milling by-product used in animal feeds


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