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Good enough for government work

Posted by ESC on August 14, 2007

In Reply to: Good enough for government work posted by Rick Stone on August 14, 2007

: What is the origin of the phrase "good enough for government work"? I understand that it may have the opposite meaning in its early days.

I've heard "close enough for government work." And I first heard it in 1978 when I took a government job. It's not a philosophy that I adhere to.