Definition of only too — in English:

only too —


  • Used to emphasize that something is the case to an extreme or regrettable extent.

    ‘you should be only too glad to be rid of him’
    • ‘they found that the rumor was only too true’
    • ‘Being an inveterate gambler, the fourth son was only too glad to accept the offer.’
    • ‘He will be only too glad to hear from you so why not contact the Western People to see what we can do for you.’
    • ‘Agents are only too glad to employ former players for their contacts in the game.’
    • ‘By that time a number of landlords were only too glad to sell up and be expropriated.’
    • ‘Rebecca seemed only too glad to do so, as she seemed also to want to sit by this newcomer.’
    • ‘It is only too convenient to pose for photo opportunities and political points.’
    • ‘As with scores of book-lovers, book sellers are only too happy to carry the credit.’
    • ‘The builders are only too happy to tell them what they want to hear.’
    • ‘You really need to talk with someone about this, and your best friend or favorite sibling will be only too happy to listen.’
    • ‘The audience liked it and I was flooded with questions which I was only too happy to answer.’