Origin of so-soreduplicated, reduplication
The definition of so-so is something that is just alright, neither good nor bad.
A bland TV dinner that you can eat but that you aren't excited about is an example of something you might describe as so-so.
indifferently; just tolerably or passably
neither very good nor very bad; only fair
Also written so so
Neither very good nor very bad; passable: a so-so performance; feeling so-so.
Neither very well nor very poorly; passably: I swam so-so, but better than yesterday.
- Alternative spelling of so-so.
- People who go to the gym with a vague idea along the lines of, "Uh, I think I'll do chest today," tend to end up with a lot of bench presses, little variation, and no clue why they're getting so-so results.
- A pair of these unstoppably chic boots could easily mean the difference between a so-so outfit and something completely stunning and attention-grabbing.
- The wrong glass shape, serving temperature or storage location of unopened wine bottles can turn a good bottle wine into just a so-so glass of wine.
- The Sally Hansen nail care collection, as mentioned, is chalk full of the products necessary to transform so-so nails into sublimely perfect ones.
- Honestly, most people will find the bulk of the songs to be so-so at best, but at least the really serious duds are few and far between.