not do

idiom

: to not be proper or appropriate
It doesn't do for a doctor to become too friendly with his patients.

Examples of not do in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officials said Edenfield actually tied the noose on James Meredith's statue after Harris could not do it. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 9 May 2024 Upset Grove Isle homeowners who could not do any work on their units or common areas complained that the city was violating their property rights. Linda Robertson, Miami Herald, 28 Apr. 2024 Indeed, there have been some crashes In 2014, a 27-year-old driver crashed his P1 less than 24 hours after taking delivery of the car, making for an instant cautionary tale about what not do after buying a supercar. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 6 Apr. 2024 Westerman, of Hot Springs, argued the package did not do enough to address security concerns at the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrat-Gazette Staff and Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 23 Mar. 2024 Biden's recent State of the Union address earlier this month did not do much to sway the opinion of those voters who spoke with ABC News. Juhi Doshi, ABC News, 22 Mar. 2024 Attorney Tom Yu, who is representing Benza, has maintained for months that his client did not do anything wrong. Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024 Here’s a dismal fact for you: The majority of Californians who are eligible to vote in the primaries do not do so. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2024 Typically, the justices lean on precedent to defend their rulings, but the justices cannot do so in the Trump Colorado ballot case. Jessica A. Schoenherr, The Conversation, 6 Feb. 2024

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“Not do.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20do. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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