“Close enough for jazz”

LORELAI: Hey, am I too far from the curb?
RORY: Oh, you’re within five feet.
LORELAI: Close enough for jazz.

Close enough for jazz is American slang meaning “near enough, good enough”. It comes from musician’s slang meaning that a particular tuning, for example, would be “good enough (to play) jazz”. It is of course an immensely annoying phrase for jazz musicians.

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