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do the deed

1. To perform or undertake any given action, usually implied to be unpleasant, unsavory, or illegal. I couldn't stand the idea of watching them put down my pet dog, so John went alone to do the deed. The mob boss waited to hear whether the assassin he'd hired had done the deed.
2. slang To have sexual intercourse. Teenagers are under a huge amount of pressure from their peers to do the deed before they feel ready or really want to.
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No good deed goes unpunished.

Due to the cruelty, ignorance, or selfishness of the world or others, one's good deeds or good intentions will often result in more trouble than they are worth. An ironic and sardonic twist on the more standard moral that "no good deed goes unrewarded." Janet: "I decided to help George clean out his gutters, but now he's got me doing all sorts of repairs around the house!" Bill: "I guess no good deed goes unpunished, eh?"
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no good deed ever goes unpunished

Due to the cruelty, ignorance, or selfishness of the world or others, one's good deeds or good intentions will often result in more trouble than they are worth. An ironic and sardonic twist on the more standard moral that "no good deed goes unrewarded." Janet: "I decided to help George clean out his gutters, but now he's got me doing all sorts of repairs around the house!" Bill: "I guess no good deed ever goes unpunished, eh?"
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deed to

1. verb To transfer legal ownership of something, often property, to someone else. (A deed is a legal document that proves one's ownership of something.) In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "deed" and "to," and "over" can be used before "to." My grandfather deeded his house over to me in his will.
2. noun The legal ownership of something. In this usage, "deed to" is a set phrase. According to my grandfather's will, I now have the deed to his house.
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deed something (over) to someone

to grant something, such as land, to someone; to transfer legal title to something to someone. Grudgingly, he deeded the land over to Walter. He deeded the property to his niece.
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34) The court identified two conditions necessary to exist on the date of the Murphy deed: 1) a public road must have been adjacent to the Murphy deeded lands; and 2) the public road must have been statutorily designated as a state road.
Centerlines fixed by platted roadways and highway maps predating the statutory designation proved the existence of an adjacent public road to the Murphy deeded lands.