a good turn

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a good turn

An action that is beneficial to another person in some way. Angela did me a good turn by sharing her notes with me while I was out sick from school.
See also: good, turn
References in classic literature ?
You did me a good turn, and, in this world, what is given is always returned.
Ursula, that he would not omit to do a good turn to a son-in-law of Timpson's, for Timpson was one of the most useful and influential men in the parish, and had a good deal of business, which he knew how to put into the right hands.
The French are good soldiers,” said Captain Hollis ter; “they stood us in hand a good turn at Yorktown; nor do I think, although I am an ignorant man about the great movements of the army, that his excellency would have been able to march against Cornwallis without their reinforcements.
If you can find me a situation somewhere, you will be doing me a good turn.
Look at the boy you're waiting for, who's gone out to do me a good turn.
The grateful creature thanked his benefactor warmly, and promised Ferko to do him a good turn if he should ever need it.