• 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.

 

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A blacklist

A blacklist is a list of persons or organisations under suspicion, or considered untrustworthy or disloyal. A list of people who have been disapproved; to be boycotted or penalised. Those who are not to be hired, served, or otherwise accepted. 1. The restaurant has me...

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In the same boat

To be in the same boat as someone means being in the same situation; having the same problem. If people are in the same boat, they are in the same predicament or trouble. To be in the same unpleasant situation as other people. 1. A: Bobby, I'm short this month, do you...

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First things first

First things first means to do things in the proper order; do not skip things that you should do first. The most important task get priority. To focus on the appropriate order in which to do things. 1. Let's go to a jazz bar afterwards! But first things first, let's...

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