do (someone) a world/lot of good

idiom

: to be very useful to or helpful for (someone)
The visit with her grandchildren did her a world/lot of good.

Examples of do (someone) a world/lot of good in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not to mention that SPF 40 can do a world of good in filtering blue light from your computer as well by adding another layer of protection to the skin. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 Instead, Jafar argued the merely transitioning to a less carbon-intensive fossil fuel can do a lot of good on the emissions front. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 The recent Supreme Court ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina that struck down affirmative-action admission policies in higher education will do a lot of good in other areas of American society as well. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 9 Nov. 2023 Large food banks do a lot of good for communities, and corporations frequently partner with them. Christopher Dipnarine, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 The truth lies between these two statements; while the compound can do a lot of good for some people, companies have taken advantage of the misinformation that surrounds the compound, making exaggerated statements that have no scientific proof. Maria Loreto, chicagotribune.com, 14 Aug. 2020 Rolling those and the T-spine would do a world of good. Roger Lockridge, Men's Health, 30 May 2022 And her honesty, too, about how our culture can infect the motherly mind, can do a world of good. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, 11 Oct. 2021 Just keeping a space ventilated can do a world of good in terms of preventing the spread of viruses — COVID-19 or not. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 July 2021

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“Do (someone) a world/lot of good.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20%28someone%29%20a%20world%2Flot%20of%20good. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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