just so

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just so

  1. Precisely in that way, very carefully and appropriately, as in The children had to be dressed just so for their aunt's wedding. [Mid-1700s]

  2. I agree, that is correct, as in The house was a mess.Just so; I told her to clean the place up. [Mid-1700s]

  3. See just as, def. 2.

  4. See as long as, def. 3.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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