Meaning of “do more harm than good” in the English Dictionary

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"do more harm than good" in British English

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do more harm than good

to be damaging and not helpful:

Getting involved at this stage would do more harm than good.

(Definition of “do more harm than good” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"do more harm than good" in American English

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do more harm than good

to be damaging rather than helpful:

Modernizing historic buildings often does more harm than good.

(Definition of “do more harm than good” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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