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What does it mean, and why? I was looking at several lexicons, but didnot find a satisfactory explanation.

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    The definition is here – haha Jan 6 '16 at 14:01
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I have found this (thefreedictionary.com):

Proverb: You do not need more than enough of anything.

We don't have much of a surplus of food for dinner tonight, but enough is as good as a feast.

Jane 1: I wish I could offer you more lavish hospitality.

Jane 2: Don't be silly. Enough is as good as a feast.

(British old-fashioned) Something that you say which means you should not have more of something than you need:

No, thank you, nothing more to drink for me. Enough is as good as a feast.

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  • +1 I wonder why 'The Free Dictionary' has Jane talking to herself.... maybe she's suffering from malnutrition! – Papa Poule Jan 6 '16 at 14:10
  • Thanks, also for the quick answering. Still, to be sure, for to have more is generally not bad - I say so if I want to stress I am really satisfied with the given? Nevertheless the saying might imply a slight irony? – Rock Jan 6 '16 at 14:50

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