do more harm than good
Definition of do more harm than good
: be more harmful than helpful He thinks the treatment may do more harm than good.
Word by Word Definitions
: additional, further
: in addition
: a greater quantity, number, or amount
: something additional : an additional amount
: persons of higher rank
: additional persons or things or a greater amount
: physical or mental damage : injury
: mischief, hurt
: to damage or injure physically or mentally : to cause harm (see 1harm) to
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