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English definition of “it's the least I can do”

it's the least I can do

a polite answer to someone who thanks you, usually when you feel you should do more to help : " Thanks for cleaning up" "It's the least I can do, seeing as I'm staying here rent-free ."Polite expressions Grammar:Least, the least, at leastWe use the quantifier least to talk about quantities, amounts and degree. (The) least is the superlative form of little.
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