so far, so good
Matters are satisfactory up to this point, as in You've knitted the main portion of the sweater but not the sleeves? Well, so far, so good. This idiom was first recorded in James Kelly's Scottish Proverbs (1721), where it is defined: “So far, so good. So much is done to good purpose.”
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As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
So far, all the players seemed to be willing to wait their turn.
But so-called jungle primaries are notoriously hard to predict or poll.
It was followed by several told-you-so articles with titles like “Have No Illusion: Islam Is the Enemy.”
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
However, they were not seen to venture far into the surrounding deciduous forest.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
We resolved to do our best to merit the good opinion which we thus supposed them to entertain of us.
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Many so-called "humming tones" are given for practice, but in accepting them observe whether the foregoing principle is obeyed.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
And with some expressions of mutual good-will and interest, master and man separated.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens