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enough Idioms & Phrases

good enough

  • adjective satellite adequately good for the circumstances
    • if it's good enough for you it's good enough for me

soon enough

  • adverb without being tardy
    in time.
    • we made it to the party in time

sure enough

  • adverb as supposed or expected
    • sure enough, he asked her for money again
  • adverb definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
    certainly; sure; sure as shooting; surely; for certain; for sure.
    • the results are surely encouraging
    • she certainly is a hard worker
    • it's going to be a good day for sure
    • they are coming, for certain
    • they thought he had been killed sure enough
    • he'll win sure as shooting
    • they sure smell good
    • sure he'll come


  • adjective satellite (used informally especially for emphasis)
    honest-to-goodness; old; honest-to-god.
    • a real honest-to-god live cowboy
    • had us a high old time
    • went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel

Time enough

  • in season; early enough. "Stanly at Bosworth field, . . . came time enough to save his life." Bacon.
Webster 1913

Well enough

  • well or good in a moderate degree; so as to give satisfaction, or so as to require no alteration.
Webster 1913