The very idea of erections among the aged is enough to make some laugh and others gag.
Surely at some point, some corporate leader or leaders will step forward and say enough.
For only with that knowledge would they have had enough information to make an informed—and, no doubt, sophisticated—decision.
Meaning not only may a driver know where you live, work, or hang out, but they may have more than enough information to find you.
As in, the freedom that comes with enough money squirreled away never to need to work again.
And because it is enough to amount to somethin' makes it all the more right.
"There's enough like that kind, though," interrupted Uncle Peter.
My ribs were ready to burst, but I could no longer get enough air into my chest.
There was not enough food in the valley for both the old inhabitants and the newcomers.
You would have thought my appearance was enough to freeze their veins and arteries.
c.1300, from Old English genog, a common Germanic formation (cf. Old Saxon ginog, Old Frisian enoch, Dutch genoeg, Old High German ginuog, German genug, Old Norse gnogr, Gothic ganohs).
This is a compound of ge- "with, together" (also a participial, collective, intensive, or perfective prefix) + root -nah, from PIE *nek- "reach, attain" (cf. Sanskrit asnoti "reaches," Hittite ninikzi "lifts, raises," Lithuanian nešti "to bear, carry," Latin nancisci "to obtain").
It is the most prominent among the surviving examples of Old English ge-, the equivalent of Latin com- and Modern German ge-, from PIE *kom- "beside, near, by, with" (see com-).
Meaning "moderately, fairly, tolerably" (good enough) was in Middle English. Understated sense of have had enough "have had too much" was in Old English (which relied heavily on double negatives and understatement). Colloquial 'nough said is attested from 1839.