(to be) easier said than done

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - easier said than done

"(to be) easier said than done"

something seems like a good idea but it would be difficult to do


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - easier said than done

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Management has just informed us that for the company to remain viable, we need to increase profits by ten percent.

Colleague 2:  That is easier said than done when our raw materials costs are rising and we are already running as lean as we can.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - easier said than done

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Traffic has been getting so bad lately that I am late for work every day.

Friend 2:  I suppose that you will just have to get up earlier in the morning so that you can leave for work earlier.

Friend 1:  Sure, easier said than done. I already set three different alarm clocks and hit the snooze button a couple of times before I can even think about getting up in the morning.

(to be) easier said than done - Usage:


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(to be) easier said than done - Gerund Form:

Being easier said than done, sweeping changes have not yet been implemented.

(to be) easier said than done - Examples:

1)  For most scientists, moving to France is easier said than done, ...

2)  ... to do everything in his power to keep Earth safe, but that may be easier said than done ...

3)  One can not live their life thinking about reactions from others but it's easier said than done.

4)  ... those households that are interested in seeking out a better offer, shopping around is easier said than done. The lack of comparability of energy offers is a key issue ...

5)  ... policies to make their use eco-friendly and to conform to international standards. This is easier said than done.

6)  ... but with millions of people already on it, repealing and replacing is easier said than done

7)  ... with it and stay (relatively) safe inside the eye of the hurricane. Easier said than done -- but it can be done!

8)  ... than falling back on established prejudices which fail to confront the issues. This is easier said than done in an age of identity politics and fake news.

9)  ... so innovation is a pre-requisite of longevity. Innovation is easier said than done, for a corporate with huge numbers of employees dotted all over ...

10)  ... to take some effective steps to end the culture of strikes. But it is easier said than done as it will be a bitter pill to swallow for some elements ...

11)  ... the company gets the right message across its target market. But this is far easier said than done. To ensure excellent communication, a marketing team must, ...

12)  Ideally, it should be responsible mining but it's easier said than done.

13)  ... hadn't grown up consuming herbal medicine then getting them to drink herbal tea might be easier said than done!

14)  ... had vowed to lower the income tax rates shouldered by working Filipinos. # Easier said than done, though, as taxes form an integral part of governance that ...

15)  ... low self-esteem is to dress up, which boosts your confidence. But that's easier said than done.

16)  ... figure out how to change the behaviour of the athletes. That's easier said than done -- especially in pro sports where millions of dollars are on the ...

17)  ... study whether this was true, and how exactly plankton were getting together, was easier said than done.

18)  ... win all of the games we have left, even though I know that's easier said than done

19)  Managing stress may be easier said than done, but giving yourself a breather every now and then can be ...

20)  But keeping moisture out of the road base is easier said than done. Soft spots and cracks develop in roadways near underground utilities.