can't complain

Used as a response meaning fairly good or well, to questions such as “How are you?” or “How is business?” For example, How've you been?—Can't complain. This term means that nothing serious is wrong. [Mid-1800s]


Nearby words

  1. can opener,
  2. can tho,
  3. can't,
  4. can't abide,
  5. can't but,
  6. can't do anything with,
  7. can't fight city hall,
  8. can't help,
  9. can't hit the broad side of a barn,
  10. can't hold a candle to

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