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be all very well

To be acceptable, with room for improvement. It's all very well to go to the gym, but you need to change your diet too if you want to improve your overall health.
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be all very well

  also be all well and good
if you say that something is all very well, you mean that although it is good in some ways, it is bad in some ways too (usually + but ) Electric heating is all very well, but what happens if there's a power cut?
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