You're eating out at an expensive restaurant with some close friends. When your meal comes, the portion sizes on the plate are really small. You complain:
I'm all for moderation, but this is ridiculous!
In the example above, the speaker is OK with small meals, but this meal is too small. The phrase "I'm all for __, but ___" is good for talking about which things you're OK with, and which things you're not OK with.
Here are some other examples:
I'm all for saving, but sometimes you have to spend money to make money.
I'm all for helping out the poor, but I don't see why we should be forced to support people who are too lazy to work with our tax dollars.
"I'm all for ___" means that you support something. However, people don't usually say "I'm all for ___" unless they're going to follow it with a complaint.
"Moderation" means not doing too much of something. In the example above, it means not eating too much food at a meal.
People most often talk about:
- eating in moderation
- drinking in moderation
The word "ridiculous" means "silly or unreasonable". People often use "ridiculous" to complain about things that make them angry:
This is ridiculous! Why the hell is it taking so long?
Their prices are ridiculous.
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