Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “it wouldn't hurt you to do sth”

See all translations

it wouldn't hurt you to do sth

informal
something that you say when you think someone should do something because they do not often do it: It wouldn't hurt you to do the ironing for once.
Translations of “it wouldn't hurt you to do sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 做…不會有甚麼壞處, 不妨做……
in Chinese (Simplified) 做…不会有什么坏处, 不妨做……
(Definition of it wouldn't hurt you to do sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More