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Very good

Posted by R. Berg on October 27, 2006

In Reply to: Very good Posted by Mike clarke on October 27, 2006

: In business communication someone will frequently close a conversation with "very good". What is the origin of this phrase and when should it be used?

The origin is simply the meaning of the two words. The speaker is expressing approval of the decisions or agreements that were reached in the conversation up to that point. If someone you talk with in business says "Very good" instead of "Goodbye" or "Nice to meet you," that must be either an eccentricity or a part of a new etiquette I don't understand. ~rb