• If something is as good as new it means it has either been kept in the same good condition as when it was new.

  • Repaired so that it is as good as it was when it was new.

  • As well or as healthy as normal.

1. Our wood coffee table needed a little mending but now it’s as good as new.


2. I’m absolutely exhausted but with a little rest I’ll be as good as new.


3. A new coat of nail polish and your nails will look as good as new.


4. Our piano is getting tuned and it will sound as good as new.

about, approximately, around, close to, essentially, just about, most, much, practically, pretty near, relatively, roughly, virtually

Do more harm than good

To do more harm than good means to have a bad effect rather than a good one. To make a situation worse rather than better. To be damaging rather than helpful. 1. I'm sorry but saying anything at this point may do more harm than good. 2. Her boyfriend is doing more...

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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Drop something like a hot potato

To drop someone/something like a hot potato means to disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly. To discontinue; to get rid of very quickly. To quickly stop being involved with someone/something. 1. I dropped the idea like a hot potato because my boss...

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