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Where did the expression "fair to middling...

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Where did the expression “fair to middling” originate and what, exactly,does it mean?
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Well, if you told someone you were feeling “fair to middling,” you would be saying that you were just “so-so.” Middling means of average size, or of mediocre size or quality. The term dates back to England around 1550.