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

"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 ​damagingrather than ​helpful: Modernizing ​historicbuildings often does more ​harm than good.
(Definition of do more harm than good from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “do more harm than good”
in Chinese (Simplified) 弊大于利…
in Chinese (Traditional) 弊大於利…
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