better said than done

better said than done

obsolete It is easy to say that one can or will do something, but is much more difficult to actually do it. Replaced in modern English by the phrase "easier said than done." You vowed to double the amount of last year's donations? Better said than done. I know you're confident in your idea, but starting a company from the ground up is better said than done.
See also: better, done, said
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