well and good
Acceptable, all right, as in If you can get a better discount elsewhere, well and good. This redundant phrase was first recorded in 1699.
Well vs. GoodSomeone may have told you you were wrong for saying, I’m good, instead of the more formal I’m well. But is the response I’m good actually incorrect? Not technically. Let’s explore the rules and conventions for these two words. Well is often used as an adverb. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Good is most widely used as an adjective, meaning that it can …
The Good And The Bad: Words That Can’t ChooseRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- well advised,
- well begun is half done,
- well done,
- well dressing,
- well in,
- well log
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