Definition of do (someone) no harm in English:

do (someone) no harm


  • Used to indicate that a situation or action will not hurt someone, whether or not it will provide any benefit.

    ‘the diet of milk and zwieback certainly did him no harm’
    • ‘An old man has tired himself dancing and says: ‘A glass of whiskey will do us no harm after that.’’
    • ‘Another big game against Italy would do him no harm, even if 6ft 3in is tall for a specialist openside.’
    • ‘The heat of the sun did her no harm, and the gales and tempests held away from her and let her work in peace.’
    • ‘These animals do us no harm, and yet we inflict suffering and death upon millions and billions of them each year.’
    • ‘On checking them out, I found that I was mentioned in the article, which did me no harm at all!’
    • ‘However on reflection it did me no harm at all - having to find out everything for yourself is often the way to lasting knowledge.’