English version

near enough

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnear enoughnear enoughBritish English spokenALMOST used when you are guessing a number, amount, time etc because you cannot be exact The full cost comes to £3,000, near enough. enough
Examples from the Corpus
near enoughNo one was near enough to accost her or wonder about her presence.Jones and Brewer have had a long series of injuries, but both are near enough to fitness and form.At noon they saw it; then they were near enough to hear it.He is near enough to hear them calling, the words bounced and steered and elongated by the contours of the land.Filmer had been sitting with his back to me, it was true, but near enough to overhear.The Trojans were almost near enough to set the ships on fire.When he saw me, he leaned on his shovel until I was near enough to shake hands.
near enoughnear enoughBritish English used to say that something is nearly true or correct It’s eleven o'clock, near enough. All three car parks were full, near enough. near
Examples from the Corpus
near enoughNo one was near enough to accost her or wonder about her presence.Jones and Brewer have had a long series of injuries, but both are near enough to fitness and form.At noon they saw it; then they were near enough to hear it.He is near enough to hear them calling, the words bounced and steered and elongated by the contours of the land.Filmer had been sitting with his back to me, it was true, but near enough to overhear.The Trojans were almost near enough to set the ships on fire.When he saw me, he leaned on his shovel until I was near enough to shake hands.
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