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Idioms

easier said than done

This page is about the idiom easier said than done

Meaning

You say something is easier said than done when it looks easy to do, but in fact it's quite difficult to do.

For example

  • Opening a branch office in China is easier said than done because of all the government regulations.

  • I warn my students that becoming a successful artist in the real world is much easier said than done.

Quick Quiz

A writer visiting our university said that it's much easier said than done to

a. get a book published

b. read a book review

c. buy a book online

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Contributor: Matt Errey