that's easy for (one) to say

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that's easy for (one) to say

It's easy for one to make that kind of statement or give that kind of advice because one's not the person who has to do it or be affected by it. A: "If people are unhappy with those working conditions, they should just get a new job!" B: "That's easy for you to say. You haven't had to look for a job in over 15 years." You really need to start getting more exercise. I know that's easy for me to say, seeing as I live alone with no kids, but you've got to find the time or your health is really going to suffer.
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That's easy for you to say.

You can say that easily because it really does not affect you the way it affects others. Waiter: Here's your check. Mary: Thanks. (turning to others) I'm willing to just split the check evenly. Bob: That's easy for you to say. You had lobster! Sally: Let's each chip in ten bucks and buy him a sweater. Sue: That's easy for you to say. You make twice what I do.
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But Jennifer knows that's easy for her to say now, adding: "When you're that young your hormones are racing, you are dying to throw the leg over to say you've done it aren't you?" Former Government Minister Mary O'Rourke tells the show she waited until getting married but never found out if it was her late husband's first time.
That's easy for her to say but, despite several attempts to solder two parts of what is supposed to an earring together, both bits lie hopelessly separated on the workbench in front of me.
That's easy for her to say but despite several attempts to solder two parts of what is supposed to an earring together, both bits lie hopelessly separated on the workbench in front of me.
I don't want to be mean but that's easy for her to say. We could have years of trying to have a baby with no guarantee of success at the end of it.
As you read my articles, I am sure some of you ask, "That's easy for her to say, but how am I going to do it?" I hope that as you read my articles, you realize that artistic talent is not necessary for good display or visual merchandising.
With a figure that's more wunderbar than Wonderbra, that's easy for her to say.