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pretty good

This page is about the collocation pretty good

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

quite good or fairly good

For example

  • They did a pretty good job painting the house.

  • I thought I looked pretty good in my new suit, but my friends said I looked like a mafia boss.

Note:
Related collocations with the opposite meaning include "pretty bad" and "pretty awful"

Quick Quiz

The movie we saw was pretty good. It was

a. nice and pretty

b. not too bad

c. fairly well

Contributor: Matt Errey