Definition of only too — in US 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’
    • ‘You really need to talk with someone about this, and your best friend or favorite sibling will be only too happy to listen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The audience liked it and I was flooded with questions which I was only too happy to answer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is only too convenient to pose for photo opportunities and political points.’
    • ‘Agents are only too glad to employ former players for their contacts in the game.’
    • ‘As with scores of book-lovers, book sellers are only too happy to carry the credit.’
    • ‘Being an inveterate gambler, the fourth son was only too glad to accept the offer.’
    • ‘The builders are only too happy to tell them what they want to hear.’