informal Used to express criticism or rejection of a favorable or consoling remark: your proposal is all very well in theory, but in practice it will not pay
More example sentences
- It is all very well to criticise that action, but we need to come up with a solution by way of an alternative.
- That's all very well, of course, but little consolation when the wins stop coming.
- Expressing regret is all very well, but restitution of those rights is also required.
Definition of be all very well in:
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