wouldn't hurt a fly

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Definition of wouldn't hurt a fly

: to be too gentle to want to hurt anyone He looks big and dangerous, but he wouldn't hurt a fly.

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“Wouldn't hurt a fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wouldn%27t%20hurt%20a%20fly. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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