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Easier said than done

Meaning/Usage: This is used when something is easy to say but very hard to do.

Explanation: This phrase is very literal.  Often times people tell you to do something that sounds easy, but it is actually hard.  So in response, you can say this phrase.

"That's easier said than done."
"It's a lot tougher than that.  It's one of those things that are easier said than done."
"Michael thinks everything is so easy.  He doesn't realize it's easier said than done."

A:  "Do you do any stock trading?"
B:  "No, but how hard could it be.  Just buy when it goes down and sell when it goes up."
A:  "It's easier said than done."

Other Common Sentences

"It's harder than you think."
"It's not as easy as you think."
"If you think it's that easy, why don't you do it?"

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