• 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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Go downhill

For something or someone to go downhill, it means to decline and grow worse and worse. To deteriorate; worsen. Gradually become worse. 1. The construction industry is showing that it's going downhill.   2. My health has gone downhill since the accident.  ...

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Go for it

When someone says go for it, it means to put forth necessary effort or energy to do or pursue something. Used as words of encouragement especially in the face of doubt. To do what you need without additional thought. 1. If you want the girl, stop worrying and just go...

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Come as no surprise

When someone says that something comes as no surprise, it means that it was expected. Will not be surprising to learn. Completely expected. 1. It came as no surprise that the government officials had received black money.   2. It came as no surprise that the U.S....

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