• 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 harm than good in her life.

3. I thought this cream would help with my dry skin but it’s doing more harm than good.

4. Everyone’s opinions and advice on how I should raise my child is doing more harm than good.

 

abuse, damage, detriment, disservice, hurt, ill, impair, impairment, inconvenience, infliction, loss, mess up, mischance, mischief, misfortune, misuse, put down, ruin, sabotage, undermine, vice, violence, wickedness, wreck, wrong

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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Care to do something

When you care to do something, you want to do something; be willing to do something. To be interested in something; inclined to do something. (Opposite) To NOT care to do something means that you do not want to do something; have no need of something; have no wish to...

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