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I have a question about "fair".

Boss: Why you left your previous workplace? Interviewer: That's a "fair" question...

What does "fair" mean? Does it mean good, reasonable, agreeable, or others? Does it mean that the interviewer think this is a good question? Or, does the interviewer think this question should be known by the boss?

Thank you.

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I think you must mean interviewee (= the person being interviewed), not interviewer (= the person doing the interviewing).

Anyway: in this context, 'fair' means reasonable. In other words, the interviewee thinks it is a question that the boss is entitled to ask (presumably because it is relevant to the boss's decision regarding whether to hire the interviewee).

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    That's a fair answer. – James McLeod Feb 2 '15 at 4:20
  • @JamesMcLeod - Fair enough for an upvote? ;) – Erik Kowal Feb 2 '15 at 4:24
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    Sure. Upvote granted. – James McLeod Feb 2 '15 at 10:49
  • No fair!!!!!!!! – Hot Licks Jan 29 at 18:47

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