Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

as good as it gets

as good as it gets
Meaning(s)
1) the best something can be
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    • this is probably as good as it gets
  • Analysis
    This phrase is used to describe a situation or feeling of things being the very best they can possibly be. if something is 'as good as it gets' it cannot be improved upon. This phrase is often used ironically to mean the opposite, so be careful with intonation when using this in spoken English. You will hear it in professional and social situations. A similar phrase is ‘on top of the world’ or ‘at the peak’.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. She sat on the balcony, sipping cocktails, and she thought this is as good as it gets.
    2. After a month of editing, the writer concluded that the story was probably as good as it gets.
    3. The student looked around her dirty new apartment and hoped that this wasn't as good as it gets.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Once you start thinking something is as good as it gets, you stop innovating and become complacent.
    2. There are so many perks and benefits to working here, as far as jobs go, this one is as good as it gets.
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