- Neither good nor bad; tolerable, passable, indifferent. The dessert was pretty good, but the meal was so-so.
- Goldsmith In some Irish houses, where things are so-so, / One gammon of bacon hangs up for a show.
- Prof. Wilson He [Burns] certainly wrote some so-so verses to the Tree of Liberty.
- Neither very well nor very poorly. He performed so-so during the tryouts, and the coach was undecided whether to add him to the team or not.