• 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

Turn the other cheek

To turn the other cheek means to ignore abuse or insult. To respond meekly or mildly to insult or injury without retaliating. To refrain from retaliating when one has been attacked or insulted. 1. Elizabeth just turned the other cheek when her mother criticized her...

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Lay your cards on the table

To lay your cards on the table means to speak honestly and openly about your feelings and intentions. To be completely open and honest in declaring one's resources, intentions, or attitude. To truthfully explain what you know or think. 1. It was time to lay my cards...

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