all well and good

idiom

used to say that something may seem proper, good, or reasonable by itself but that there are other things that also have to be considered
It is all well and good that you have been enjoying yourself, but you have to start saving your money.

Examples of all well and good in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s all well and good for a $40 bottle, but not for an ultra-premium brand like this. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 12 May 2024 But he was also born as a kid-TV hero, and while revisionism in IP is all well and good, the Doctor also needs to be a madcap adventurer, fun for all ages. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 Stop winging it Carra Cote-Ackah, head of philanthropy engagement and legacy planning for the Goldman Sachs Family Office, told Fortune setting out goals for 2024 are all well and good—but only if individuals stick to them. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 29 Dec. 2023 Graphics and videos are all well and good, but the actual objects are the heart of the most successful exhibitions. Daniel T. Ksepka, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2023 That’s all well and good, even if Gunn’s attempts at sincerity don’t always hit the mark. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2023 And that’s all well and good when Samuel is on the field. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 Which is all well and good—except that my fridge rarely has heavy cream, half-and-half, or whole milk. Emma Laperruque, Bon Appétit, 24 Jan. 2024 This is all well and good, but as a critical first step, Blue Origin needs to get its New Glenn rocket flying. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 7 July 2023

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“All well and good.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20well%20and%20good. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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