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How often do English speakers use the expression so-so?

According to many language specialists (and native speakers in general) It usually means when things are not quite good, not quite bad.

But if someone asks you: "hey, how are you doing?", how would you respond?

And if someone asks "How's the food?", what do you say?

So-so is an expression that is normally used when you don't want to give an opinion , when you prefer not to commit yourself or to offend the other person. It is also very useful if you want to avoid confrontation or "sit on the fence"

What do you think? How do you feel about this? So-so?