not bad

reasonably good.

Thirteen bucks — that's not bad for lunch.

Usage notes: often used in conversation:

“How are you?” “Not bad.” also used in the forms not too bad, not that bad, and not so bad:

It takes me about an hour to get to work, which is not that bad.

Related vocabulary: not half bad

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • not\ bad — • not (so) bad • not half bad adj informal Pretty good; all right; good enough. The party last night was not bad. It was not so bad, as inexpensive vacations go. The show was not half bad …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not bad — not awful, average, mediocre, not good and not bad …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not bad — adjective very good he did a bully job a neat sports car had a great time at the party you look simply smashing • Syn: ↑bang up, ↑bully, ↑corking, ↑crac …   Useful english dictionary

  • not bad — or[not so bad] or[not half bad] {adj.}, {informal} Pretty good; all right; good enough. * /The party last night was not bad./ * /It was not so bad, as inexpensive vacations go./ * /The show was not half bad./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not bad — or[not so bad] or[not half bad] {adj.}, {informal} Pretty good; all right; good enough. * /The party last night was not bad./ * /It was not so bad, as inexpensive vacations go./ * /The show was not half bad./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not bad — informal fairly good, or better than you expected How do you feel this morning? Not bad, thanks. Those pictures aren t bad for a beginner. not too bad: We thought it would be awful, but it wasn t too bad …   English dictionary

  • Not bad — a) pretty good; fair; acceptable: He s a good fighter, not bad for a monk ; b) very good, even excellent: You just won $500? Not bad, eh? …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • not bad — Australian Slang a) pretty good; fair; acceptable: He s a good fighter, not bad for a monk ; b) very good, even excellent: You just won $500? Not bad, eh? …   English dialects glossary

  • not bad — hey, this curried octopus is not bad the movie s not bad, but the book s much better Syn: all right, adequate, good enough, pretty good, reasonable, fair, decent, average, tolerable, acceptable, passable, middling, moderate, fine; informal OK, so …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • not bad — Synonyms and related words: OK, acceptable, adequate, admissible, all right, better than nothing, decent, fair, fairish, good enough, goodish, moderate, not amiss, not half bad, not so bad, okay, passable, presentable, pretty good, respectable,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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