Well and good

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Definition

that's all well and good, but...: ok, but here is a more important point...
idiom
This expression is used in a sarcastic or ironic sense:

That's all well and good, but I still don't know what time it is.

Examples

  • "If that means buying licenses for the Miracle software, then I want you to buy them. The features of the programs you described are all well and good, but Icarus tells me that the Miracle database provides all of these functions and more, plus a lifetime warranty for the software and 24 hour-a-day technical support."
  • "Donna : Perfumes are well and good Bruno Delavigne, but I'm very happy with my current situation."

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