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"Not Too Bad" means good?

Posted by R. Kesavan. on June 02, 2004

In Reply to: "Not Too Bad" means good? posted by Khan on May 27, 2004

It means though it is bad, yet it can not be thought of too bad. Like comparing to the positive degree rather than the superlative degree. : Hi,
: I have a confusion with a phrase " Not too Bad" heavily used by my peer in the office. English is his second language as mine but he says that when he uses this it mean good. I have a different opinion I think this means he is nott that bad, but still BAD????

: Can anyone please let me know what exatly it means when one says " I am not too bad!"

: Thanks and Regards,
: Khan