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  • phrase idiomatic Basically good, but with some shortcoming or limitation.


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  • An idiom, often followed by "but." "That's all well and good, but. . . "

    July 1, 2007

  • You can say "that's all good", and "that's all well and good", but you can't say "that's all well".

    July 1, 2007

  • Yes, I think that is the fun of idioms. They cannot be parsed.

    July 1, 2007