that'll do | that'll have to doINFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase that'll do | that'll have to do
You can say this instead of saying "that's enough" or "that's good enough".
- "I've only got twenty dollars. Is that enough?"
"OK, that'll do."
- "I can't find a pen, but I found a pencil."
"That'll have to do, I guess."
The use of "do" to mean "be good enough" is found in many other conversational phrases, such as "Will this do?", "It'll have to do", "That one will do", etc.
To which question could you reply "That'll do"?
Contributor: Matt Errey