close enough for government work

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Adjective[edit]

close enough for government work (not comparable)

  1. (US, idiomatic, humorous, derogatory) Adequate: acceptable as government work, imperfect but not worth the time or effort of improving.
  2. (Canada, idiomatic, humorous) Acceptable: equivalent to government work, neither worse nor better.

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