all very well

all very well

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.
See also: all, very, well

all very well

All right or quite true as far as it goes. For example, It's all very well for Jane to drop out, but how will we find enough women to make up a team? This idiom, first recorded in 1853, generally precedes a question beginning with "but," as in the example. Also see well and good.
See also: all, very, well

ˌall very ˈwell/ˈfine (for somebody) (to do something) but...

(informal) used to criticize or reject a remark that somebody has made, especially when they were trying to make you feel happier about something: ‘Why don’t you try to relax more?’ ‘Look, it is all very well to say that, but how can I possibly relax with four small children in the house?’
See also: all, fine, very, well
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