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fine

2 adverb
     
fine2
1 especially spoken in a way that is satisfactory or acceptable:
'How's it going?' 'Fine, thanks.'
The dress fitted me fine.
If I had a good job and my boyfriend stayed at home, that'd suit me fine (=be very acceptable to me).
2

do fine

spoken
a) to be satisfactory or acceptable:
'Something very light,' he ordered. 'An omelette will do fine.'
b) to do something well or in a satisfactory way:
Don't worry, you're doing fine. Keep at it.
c) to be healthy and well:
'How's your husband?' 'He's doing fine, thank you.'
3 if you cut something fine, you cut it into very small or very thin pieces [= finely]
4

cut it/things fine

informal to leave yourself only just enough time to do something

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