Meaning of “the least someone can do” in the English Dictionary

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"the least someone can do" in American English

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the least someone can do

also the least someone could do

something someone should do:

"Do I have to go and say 'hi' to him?" "Yes – he's been very nice to you, so it's the least you can do."

(Definition of “the least someone can do” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)