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not do sb any favours

to do something that is ​likely to have a ​badeffect on you or on another ​person: You're not well, and you're not doing yourself any ​favours by taking on ​extrawork. [by + -ing verb] The ​government isn't doing the ​families of the ​victims any ​favours by ​hiding the ​truth about what really ​happened.
(Definition of not do sb any favours from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “not do sb any favours”
in Chinese (Simplified) (做某事对自己或他人)有不良后果…
in Chinese (Traditional) 做對自己或他人有不良影響的事,做損人(或害己)的事…
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