do more harm than good

idiom

: be more harmful than helpful
He thinks the treatment may do more harm than good.

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Recent Examples on the Web The Weekend Brief digs into the science behind a 2% inflation rate, how consumers react to inflation rates, and why getting too close to 2% could actually do more harm than good. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 12 July 2024 And given how harmful fat stigma can be, focusing on weight may do more harm than good, says Gordon, the New Jersey physician. Christie Aschwanden, Scientific American, 25 June 2024 These types of simplistic illustrations do more harm than good. Dan Danford, Kansas City Star, 3 July 2024 The next step is to optimize the composition of the gut biome to reduce pathogenic bacteria and parasites that do more harm than good and get a high diversity of good bacteria. Kyle J. Russell, USA TODAY, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for do more harm than good 

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“Do more harm than good.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20more%20harm%20than%20good. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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