so far, so good definition, so far, so good meaning | English dictionary




      adv   , farther, further, farthest, furthest  
1    at, to, or from a great distance  
2    at or to a remote time  
far in the future     
3    to a considerable degree; very much  
a far better plan     
4    as far as  
a    to the degree or extent that  
b    to the distance or place of  
5    by far   by a considerable margin  
6    far and away   by a very great margin  
7    far and wide   over great distances; everywhere  
8    far be it from me   I would not presume; on no account  
far be it from me to tell you what to do     
9    far gone  
a    in an advanced state of deterioration  
b    Informal   extremely drunk  
10    go far  
a    to be successful; achieve much  
your son will go far     
b    to be sufficient or last long  
the wine didn't go far     
11    go too far   to exceed reasonable limits  
12    how far?   to what extent, distance, or degree?  
13    in so far as   to the degree or extent that  
14    so far  
a    up to the present moment  
b    up to a certain point, extent, degree, etc.  
15    so far, so good          an expression of satisfaction with progress made  
      adj   prenominal  
16    remote in space or time  
a far country, in the far past     
17    extending a great distance; long  
18    more distant  
the far end of the room     
19    a far cry  
a    a long way  
b    something very different  
20    far from   in a degree, state, etc., remote from  
he is far from happy     
     (Old English feorr; related to Old Frisian fir, Old High German ferro, Latin porro forwards, Greek pera further)  
  farness      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
      adj   , better, best  
1    having admirable, pleasing, superior, or positive qualities; not negative, bad or mediocre  
a good idea, a good teacher     
a    morally excellent or admirable; virtuous; righteous  
a good man     
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the good     
3    suitable or efficient for a purpose  
a good secretary, a good winter coat     
4    beneficial or advantageous  
vegetables are good for you     
5    not ruined or decayed; sound or whole  
the meat is still good     
6    kindly, generous, or approving  
you are good to him     
7    right or acceptable  
your qualifications are good for the job     
8    rich and fertile  
good land     
9    valid or genuine  
I would not do this without good reason     
10    honourable or held in high esteem  
a good family     
11    commercially or financially secure, sound, or safe  
good securities, a good investment     
12    (of a draft) drawn for a stated sum  
13    (of debts) expected to be fully paid  
14    clever, competent, or talented  
he's good at science     
15    obedient or well-behaved  
a good dog     
16    reliable, safe, or recommended  
a good make of clothes     
17    affording material pleasure or indulgence  
the good things in life, the good life     
18    having a well-proportioned, beautiful, or generally fine appearance  
a good figure, a good complexion     
19    complete; full  
I took a good look round the house     
20    propitious; opportune  
a good time to ask the manager for a rise     
21    satisfying or gratifying  
a good rest     
22    comfortable  
did you have a good night?     
23    newest or of the best quality  
to keep the good plates for important guests     
24    fairly large, extensive, or long  
a good distance away     
25    sufficient; ample  
we have a good supply of food     
26      (U.S.)   (of meat) of the third government grade, above standard and below choice  
27    serious or intellectual  
good music     
28    used in a traditional description  
the good ship ``America''     
29    used in polite or patronizing phrases or to express anger (often intended ironically)  
how is your good lady?, look here, my good man!     
30    a good one  
a    an unbelievable assertion  
b    a very funny joke  
31    as good as   virtually; practically  
it's as good as finished     
32    as good as gold   excellent; very good indeed  
33    be as or so good as to   would you please  
34    come good   to recover and perform well after a bad start or setback  
35    good and  
Informal   (intensifier)  
good and mad     
36    (intensifier; used in mild oaths)  
good grief!, good heavens!     
37    an exclamation of approval, agreement, pleasure, etc.  
38    moral or material advantage or use; benefit or profit  
for the good of our workers, what is the good of worrying?     
39    positive moral qualities; goodness; virtue; righteousness; piety  
40    sometimes cap   moral qualities seen as a single abstract entity  
we must pursue the Good     
41    a good thing  
42      (Economics)   a commodity or service that satisfies a human need  
43    for good (and all)   forever; permanently  
I have left them for good     
44    make good  
a    to recompense or repair damage or injury  
b    to be successful  
c    to demonstrate or prove the truth of (a statement or accusation)  
d    to secure and retain (a position)  
e    to effect or fulfil (something intended or promised)  
45    good on or for you (him, etc.)   well done, well said, etc.: a term of congratulation  
46    get any (or some) good of     (Irish)  
a    to handle to good effect  
I never got any good of this machine     
b    to understand properly  
I could never get any good of him     
c    to receive cooperation from,   (See also)        goods  
     (Old English god; related to Old Norse gothr, Old High German guot good)  
  goodish      adj  

Cape of Good Hope  
      n   a cape in SW South Africa south of Cape Town  
common good  
      n   the part of the property of a Scottish burgh, in the form of land or funds, that is at the disposal of the community  
      adj   causing or characterized by a feeling of self-satisfaction  
feel-good factor     
good afternoon  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the afternoon  
Good Book  
      n      a name for the       Bible     (Also called)    the Book  
good day  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used during the day  
good evening  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the evening  
1    an irresponsible or worthless person  
2    irresponsible; worthless  
Good Friday  
      n   the Friday before Easter, observed as a commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus  
good hair  
      n     (Caribbean)   hair showing evidence of some European strain in a person's blood  
Good Hope  
      n      Cape of. See       Cape of Good Hope  
      adj   being in or expressing a pleasant, tolerant, and kindly state of mind  
  good-humouredly      adv  
  good-humouredness      n  
Good King Henry  
      n   a weedy chenopodiaceous plant, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, of N Europe, W Asia, and North America, having arrow-shaped leaves and clusters of small green flowers  
      n   a handsome or pretty person  
      adj   handsome or pretty  
good looks  
      pl n   personal attractiveness or beauty  
good morning  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the morning  
      adj   of a tolerant and kindly disposition  
  good-naturedly      adv  
  good-naturedness      n  
good night  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of farewell, or, rarely, of greeting, used in the late afternoon, the evening, or at night, esp. when departing to bed  
good-oh   , good-o  
1      (Brit. and Austral)   an exclamation of pleasure, agreement, approval, etc.  
2      (Austral)   all right  
it was good-oh, I was getting on good-oh     
good oil  
      n   usually preceded by: the     (Austral)  
slang   true or reliable facts, information, etc.  
good people  
      pl n  
the     (Folklore)   fairies  
good question  
      n   a question that is hard to answer immediately  
Good Samaritan  
1      (New Testament)   a figure in one of Christ's parables (Luke 10:30--37) who is an example of compassion towards those in distress  
2    a kindly person who helps another in difficulty or distress  
Good Shepherd  
      n     (New Testament)   a title given to Jesus Christ in John 10:11--12  
      adj   quite large  
good sort  
1    a person of a kindly and likable disposition  
2      (Austral)   an agreeable or attractive woman  
      adj   of a kindly and generous disposition  
      adj   (of a person) wildly seeking pleasure  
good turn  
      n   a helpful and friendly act; good deed; favour  
Philip the Good  
      n   1396--1467, duke of Burgundy (1419--67), under whose rule Burgundy was one of the most powerful states in Europe  
tree of knowledge of good and evil  
      n     (Old Testament)   the tree in the Garden of Eden bearing the forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve ate, thus incurring loss of primal innocence (Genesis 2:9; 3:2--7)  
utmost good faith  
      n   a principle used in insurance contracts, legally obliging all parties to reveal to the others any information that might influence the others' decision to enter into the contract,   (Also called)    uberrima fides  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    acceptable, admirable, agreeable, awesome     (slang)   bad     (slang)   bitchin'     (U.S. slang)   capital, choice, commendable, crucial     (slang)   divine, dope     (slang)   excellent, fine, first-class, first-rate, great, hunky-dory     (informal)   pleasant, pleasing, positive, precious, satisfactory, splendid, super     (informal)   superior, tiptop, valuable, wicked     (slang)   world-class, worthy  
2    admirable, estimable, ethical, exemplary, honest, honourable, moral, praiseworthy, right, righteous, trustworthy, upright, virtuous, worthy  
3    able, accomplished, adept, adroit, capable, clever, competent, dexterous, efficient, expert, first-rate, proficient, reliable, satisfactory, serviceable, skilled, sound, suitable, talented, thorough, useful  
4    adequate, advantageous, auspicious, beneficial, convenient, favourable, fit, fitting, healthy, helpful, opportune, profitable, propitious, salubrious, salutary, suitable, useful, wholesome  
5    eatable, fit to eat, sound, uncorrupted, untainted, whole  
6    altruistic, approving, beneficent, benevolent, charitable, friendly, gracious, humane, kind, kind-hearted, kindly, merciful, obliging, well-disposed  
7    authentic, bona fide, dependable, genuine, honest, legitimate, proper, real, reliable, sound, true, trustworthy, valid  
8    decorous, dutiful, mannerly, obedient, orderly, polite, proper, seemly, well-behaved, well-mannered  
9    agreeable, cheerful, congenial, convivial, enjoyable, gratifying, happy, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying  
10    adequate, ample, complete, considerable, entire, extensive, full, large, long, sizable or sizeable, solid, substantial, sufficient, whole  
11    best, fancy, finest, newest, nicest, precious, smartest, special, valuable  
12      (of weather)   balmy, bright, calm, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, halcyon, mild, sunny, sunshiny, tranquil  
13    advantage, avail, behalf, benefit, gain, interest, mileage     (informal)   profit, service, use, usefulness, welfare, wellbeing, worth  
14    excellence, goodness, merit, morality, probity, rectitude, right, righteousness, uprightness, virtue, worth  
15    for good      finally, for ever, irrevocably, never to return, once and for all, permanently, sine die  
,       adj  
1    awful, bad, boring, disagreeable, dull, inadequate, rotten, tedious, unpleasant  
2    bad, base, corrupt, dishonest, dishonourable, evil, immoral, improper, sinful  
3    bad, incompetent, inefficient, unsatisfactory, unskilled  
4    inappropriate, pathetic, unbecoming, unbefitting, unfavourable, unfitting, unsuitable, useless  
5    bad, decayed, mouldy, off, rotten, unsound  
6    cruel, evil, mean     (informal)   selfish, unkind, vicious, wicked  
7    counterfeit, false, fraudulent, invalid, phoney  
8    ill-mannered, mischievous, naughty, rude, unkind  
10    scant, short  
13    detriment, disadvantage, failure, ill-fortune, loss  
14    badness, baseness, corruption, cruelty, dishonesty, evil, immorality, meanness, wickedness  

      n   black sheep, idler, layabout, ne'er-do-well, numb-nut     (U.S. slang)   profligate, rapscallion, scapegrace, skiver     (Brit. slang)   slacker     (informal)   waster, wastrel  
      adj   feckless, idle, irresponsible, useless, worthless  
affable, amiable, cheerful, congenial, genial, good-tempered, happy, pleasant  
attractive, comely, fair, handsome, personable, pretty, well-favoured  
agreeable, amiable, benevolent, friendly, good-hearted, helpful, kind, kindly, tolerant, warm-hearted, well-disposed, willing to please  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
avant donc que d'écrire, apprenez à penser
entre l'enclume et le marteau, il ne faut pas mettre le doigt
avec un mensonge on va loin, mais sans espoir de retour
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
having good taste
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
bon vin, bon cheval
bon menteur, bon vendeur
bon maître, bon serviteur
be in a good shape
make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want
A punch delivered in a Friday or Saturday night fight that is so powerful that the opponent does not regain consciousness until Sunday.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
me too
alors comme alors
bonne terre, mauvais chemin
Bon dineur, mauvais dormeur
bonjour lunettes, adieu fillettes
bon critique, mauvais travailleur
he is a very good seller
à mauvais jeu, bonne mine
à bon demandeur, bon refusé
entre amis, tous biens sont communs
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
à bon buveur, telle bouteille
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Informal] [Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
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