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mean well

to intend to be helpful, esp. when you unintentionally cause problems instead: He means well, but he keeps trying to help with things he doesn't really understand.
Translations of “mean well”
in Chinese (Traditional) 本意是好的,出發點是好的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 本意是好的,出发点是好的…
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