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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)

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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)
Translations of “easier said than done”
in Chinese (Simplified) 说来容易做来难, 说说容易…
in Turkish demesi/söylemesi kolay…
in Russian легче сказать, чем сделать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 說得比做的好聽, 說說容易…
in Polish łatwo się mówi…
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