fair to middling
Definition of fair to middling
: just average : not especially good The food was fair to middling.
Word by Word Definitions
: pleasing to the eye or mind especially because of fresh, charming, or flawless quality
: superficially pleasing : specious
: clean, pure
: beauty, fairness
: something that is fair or fortunate (see 1fair)
: in a manner that is honest or impartial or that conforms to rules : in a fair manner
: to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
: 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
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