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be all very well

Definition of be all very well in English:

informal Used to criticize or reject a favourable or consoling remark: your proposal is all very well in theory, but in practice it will not pay
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  • 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.
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