or so so
- Also so·so. indifferent; neither very good nor very bad.
- in an indifferent or passable manner; indifferently; tolerably.
Origin of so-so
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Examples from the Web for so-so
There is a pro-cable bias that seems to forgive so-so shows and so-so series and judges network series harshly.‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More
September 22, 2014
For the United States, our so-so results are neither depressing nor affirming.Are U.S. Kids Creative Enough?
April 2, 2014
Last year, like most sports fans, he did so-so in predicting the winners.White House Jumps Through Hoops to Increase Obamacare Enrollment
March 18, 2014
It's fair to call all of this exaggerated, but the core point is sound—2013 has been a so-so year for the president.Worst Fifth Year Ever? Maybe. But the Economy Will be the Judge of Obama
December 18, 2013
Ezra Klein reminds us that the job news that has the conservative press alleging conspiracy is … only so-so.If there is a BLS Conspiracy, It's the Worst Executed I've Ever Seen
October 5, 2012
My practice is mostly among the poor, or the people that are only so-so.The Faith Doctor
"I'll catch him," said So-so, and he put up his tail, and started off.
If strangers come, So-so may bark, which he can do as well as a bigger dog.
"There are sixty seconds in every single minute, So-so," said she.
The Main is an easy stream to follow, and the scenery only so-so.
- (postpositive) neither good nor bad
- in an average or indifferent manner
Word Origin and History for so-so
1520s as an adverb, "indifferently;" as an adjective, "mediocre, neither too good nor too bad," 1540s; from so.