(a job) is not all (something). (sentence)

Use this construction to correct people's incorrect ideas about a job or activity.

You first describe what people sometimes think about the subject. Then you tell the more complete story. For example:

Sales is not all fancy power lunches and business meetings. We put up with a lot of rejections.

Being a police officer is not all chasing down bad guys and solving cases. A lot of our work involves doing paperwork, riding around the city, dealing with traffic accidents...

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