all\ very\ well

all\ very\ well
adj
All right; very good and correct; very true. - Usually followed by a "but" clause.

It's all very well for you to complain but can you do any better?

It's all very well if Jane comes with us, but how will she get back home?

Compare: well and good

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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