What does easier said than done mean?


Idiom Meaning:

easier to talk about than to act upon


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Castle “The Wrong Stuff” (2015)

Time of Scene: ~00:03:40

Kate Beckett: Well, I’d like to see the body. So where is the simulation?

Ed Redley: Couple of floors below us and that’s easier said than done.

Kevin Ryan: In order to mimic conditions on Mars as well as discourage any cheating, the simulation is filled with noxious gas.


Dexter “Crocodile” (2006)

Time of Scene: ~00:39:45

Dexter Morgan: We have an elephant in the room, and its name is Sex.

Rita Bennett: Tell me about it.

Dexter Morgan: Hey, as far as I’m concerned, it can just stay in the corner and mind its own damn business.

Rita Bennett: Easier said than done.

Dexter Morgan: Yeah. But it needs to be right for both of us, or it won’t be right for either of us. I don’t want that. Do you?


The Maze Runner (2014)

Time of Scene: ~00:12:20

Thomas: How long have they been looking?

Newt: Three years.

Thomas: And they haven’t found anything?

Newt: It’s a lot easier said than done. Listen. Hear that? It’s the maze changing. It changes every night.

Thomas: How is that even possible?



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