do (someone) a service
Definition of do (someone) a service
: to do something that helps (someone) The journalists did the public a service by exposing the corruption.
Word by Word Definitions
: some person : somebody
: to perform services for: such as
: to repair or provide maintenance for
: to meet interest and sinking fund payments on (as government debt)
: an Old World tree (Sorbus domestica) resembling the related mountain ashes but having larger flowers and larger edible fruit
: a related Old World tree (S. torminalis) with bitter fruits
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