Meaning of “easier said than done” in the English Dictionary

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"easier said than done" in British English

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easier said than done

informal

C1 said when something seems like a good idea but would be difficult to do:

"Why don't you just ask Simon to pay?" "That's easier said than done."

(Definition of “easier said than done” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"easier said than done" in American English

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easier said than done

easy to suggest, but much more difficult to make happen:

"Why don’t you just ask your dad to give you the money?" "That’s easier said than done."

(Definition of “easier said than done” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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