“I'm all for moderation, but this is ridiculous!”
You're eating out at an expensive restaurant with some close friends. When your meal comes, you make this complaint about the portion size.
I'm all for moderation, but this is ridiculous!
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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.