Expressions with well
Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word well.
As well means in addition to something or someone else. This expression mainly goes at the end of sentences.
- She not only sings; she plays the violin as well.
As well as
As well as connects two clauses.
- They need computers as well as books. (= They need both books and computers.)
- He went to Germany as well as France.
Be doing well
To be doing well is to be getting better after an illness.
- She seems to be doing well after beating cancer.
Be doing well for yourself
When you are doing well for yourself, you are successful in life.
- She has four children and all four of them are doing well for themselves.
Do well by someone
To do well by someone is to treat them in a fair or generous way.
- The religious leader urged his followers to do well by their fellow human beings.
Know full well / know perfectly well
To know something full well is to know it while pretending not to.
- You know full well what I am talking about.
May as well do something / Might as well do something
This expression is used to suggest that it may be a good idea to do something.
- We may as well ask his help.
- We may as well consult a specialist.
This expression is used to congratulate someone when they do something well.
- Well done, Mark!