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QuestionCan any USians confirm? Pin
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Was talking to my Dad about stuff that used to go on in the tool-room he used to work in. If a job went wrong it was thrown in the scrap me.tal bin, the wag pitching it would often say "Oh well, good enough for government". Then he watched a TV programme ("American Chopper", or "Tank Kings") where exactly the same phrase was used.
Is this phrase in common use across the pond? I told my dad I'd ask.
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Thanks. And to all those who replied with an explanation, it means the same here (ie shoddy work only the government would accept and pay for). The US may think it leads the world in incompetent government, but by jingo Blighty is more than giving it a run for its money Smile | :)


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