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all well and good

This page is about the conversational phrase all well and good

Meaning

You can say this about something that's good, but not exactly what's need or not all that's needed.

For example

  • "I'm spending less than I used to."
    "That's all well and good, but you're still not saving."

  • "Making money's all well and good, but there's more to life than that."

Quick Quiz

My doctor said, "Exercising is all well and good, but

a. you must eat healthier food."

b. you shouldn't be exercising."

c. that's all you need to do."

Contributor: Matt Errey