do (someone) a power of good

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of do (someone) a power of good

British, informal + old-fashioned
:to help someone physically or mentally :to make someone feel better
  • I think spending a day outside in the sunshine would do (you) a power of good.

Word by Word Definitions

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

power play
  1. : ability to act or produce an effect

  2. : ability to get extra-base hits

  3. : capacity for being acted upon or undergoing an effect

  1. : to supply with power and especially motive power

  2. : to give impetus to

  3. : to move about by means of motive power

  1. : operated mechanically or electrically rather than manually

  2. : of, relating to, or utilizing strength

  3. : of, relating to, or being a meal at which influential people discuss business or politics

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive


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