just so


: in a particular way
They feel they have to dress just so to be popular.
: arranged in a very neat and tidy way
Everything in her house has to be just so or she gets upset.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Everyone's gone through so much, but Natalie doesn't know how to cope, and her story's just so tragic. Samantha Highfill, EW.com, 26 May 2023 The comment got some laughs in the audience when a producer reminded her that the show was Idol, which just so happens to share a network — ABC — with The View. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 26 May 2023 Austin's gonna be very tired at the end of the week, but his work on our field is just so nice. Ethan Westerman, Arkansas Online, 9 May 2023 Working on a show with them, there’s just so much trust and there’s no room for improv. Hannah Jackson, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 May 2023 Thicks slices of peppery chateaubriand, staged atop crisp potatoes Anna, are dressed up with a colorful garland of vegetables cooked just so. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 17 May 2023 James certainly sets that tone on set, but everyone is just so nice. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 May 2023 And these benefits undoubtedly served the sauropods, a clade of leaf-loving dinosaurs that just so happened to be the biggest creatures to ever traverse the earth. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 11 May 2023 There’s just so many good ways that short-term rentals can operate, and that really just overlooks it and doesn’t give any room for it. Myah Taylor, Dallas News, 9 May 2023 See More

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“Just so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just%20so. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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