(all) well and good

(all) well and good

Perfectly acceptable or adequate. Often used to juxtapose some other problem someone hasn't considered or addressed. A: "As you can see, this will be the most advanced smart phone available on the market." B: "That's all well and good, but will it be affordable to the average consumer?" We all agree that your presentation was well and good.
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all well and good

Said of a situation or action that is good in some ways but not others. It's all well and good to go to class, but you need to do your homework too, especially if it counts toward your grade.
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(all) well and good

good; desirable. It's well and good that you're here on time. I was afraid you'd be late again. It's all well and good that you're passing English, but what about math and science?
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well and good

Acceptable, all right, as in If you can get a better discount elsewhere, well and good. This redundant phrase was first recorded in 1699.
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ˌall well and ˈgood

(informal) good but not completely satisfactory: That’s all well and good, but why didn’t he call her to say so?
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well and good

All right, but something else may be better yet. This expression has been around since the late seventeenth century. Robert S. Surtees used it in Handley Cross (1854): “If you . . . can find anything out about them, you know, well and good.”
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