just so


1

Precisely in that way, very carefully and appropriately, as in The children had to be dressed just so for their aunt's wedding. [Mid-1700s]

2

I agree, that is correct, as in The house was a mess.—Just so; I told her to clean the place up. [Mid-1700s]

3

See just as, def. 2.

4

See as long as, def. 3.

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