It would not do sb any harm
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British pronunciation/ɪt wˈʊdənt dˈuː sˈʌmwɒn ˌɛni hˈɑːm/
American pronunciation/ɪt wˈʊdənt dˈuː sˈʌmwʌn ˌɛni hˈɑːɹm/
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used to refer to something as a good idea or a reasonable choice

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What is the origin of the idiom "it would not do someone any harm" and when to use it?

The idiom "it would not do someone any harm" originated in the early 18th century to suggest that undertaking a particular course of action could potentially benefit someone, even if it did not actively improve their situation. It is used to acknowledge or inspire trying something new might be harmless or even helpful.

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