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- Is “fair enough” the same as “OK”? 2 answers
I know that "fair enough" is similar to (but not the same as) OK, used to politely concede or partially agree with a point or to indicate that you understand where they're coming from. But then we have the following:
"I'm terribly sorry, yada yada yada so the system is currently down and and we have to enter everything manually." "Fair enough"
I would use "fair enough" here meaning "yea, that sucks, I understand why this is going to take longer than usual, I'm cool with it", but it just occurred to me that it could be understood as "I'm not sure if that's quite right but that's alright" as if I were questioning them. Is the former indeed a valid use of the phrase, or would it be more likely to be interpreted as the latter? Is it impolite to use it in a such way?
For a bit of extra context, I'm referring to Australian English specifically.