Definition of middling adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    middling

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈmɪdlɪŋ//
     
    [usually before noun]
     
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  1. 1of average size, quality, status, etc. synonym moderate, unremarkable
  2. 2 a golfer of middling talent Sales over the holidays were middling at best.
  3. Idioms
    fair to middling(old-fashioned)
     
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    not particularly good or bad “How are you feeling today?” “Oh, fair to middling.”
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