it won't hurt

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of it won't hurt

used to mean that doing something would not be harmful and might even be helpful
  • We may not finish on time, but it won't hurt to try.

Word by Word Definitions

won't play
  1. : will not

hurt play
  1. : to inflict with physical pain : wound

  2. : to do substantial or material harm to : damage

  3. : to cause emotional pain or anguish to : offend

  1. : a cause of injury or damage : blow

  2. : a bodily injury or wound

  3. : mental or emotional distress or anguish : suffering


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