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do (someone) a disservice

To do something that hinders or causes trouble for someone else. You'll really do your kids a disservice if you cater to their every whim.
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do somebody a disˈservice

do something that harms somebody and the opinion that other people have of them: The minister’s comments do teachers a great disservice.
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Steven Dudley does a disservice to our understanding of the Colombian civil war ("On the Road with the FARC," November issue).
It would be a disservice to all Americans, and particularly to the most vulnerable among us--the uneducated, the mentally ill, the non-English speaking, and all those who are least likely to understand their right to remain silent--to narrow the Miranda ruling in any way.
Yet by structuring the credits to expire every couple of years, the government actually did a disservice to the wind industry.
But the Monthly did readers a disservice by uncritically repeating his demonstrably false remarks about I.
When this happens, it will be a tremendous disservice to our community.
This oversimplification does a great disservice to truth, and to the great majority of clergy and parishes -- including the traditionalist ones -- who remain loyal to the bishop and synod.
Having legislation on the books where there is no penalty or a nominal penalty or where you don't enforce it, is hypocrisy and it does a disservice to the public," said Bloomberg.
But I would have been doing the game I love a far greater disservice if I had remained silent on a subject about which I felt so passionately.
Judging by how well he has done despite my thirteen years of disservice as Research Director, we can only look forward to the future with the greatest confidence that wonderful things lay ahead for the economy.
But Cllr Ish Mistry said today: "I think we've done a disservice to the drivers who are giving up their own celebrations to serve others and a disservice to customers because they are unlikely to be able to use a taxi if the drivers decide not to drive.
Shakespeare is Gillies' exemplar rather than his sole focus, and it would be a disservice not to mention his powerful early engagement with Marlowe's Tamburlaine, or the sprezzatura re-reading of Donne's "Hymn To God My God In My Sicknesse" (as a complex Bakhtinian dialogue between incommensurate old and new geographies) with which he ends the book.
It would, however, do the work a disservice to belabor this comparison: the title echoes communist lingo, but, paradoxically, the work is actually antisymbolic in that it subverts the very referents it suggests.
Encouraging them in this may, in fact, prove to be a disservice to them.
By rejecting this modest proposal, the Committee has paid a disservice to well-documented scientific data generated by OECD and other prominent international chemical programs.
THE children of the United Kingdom were done a disservice by MPs who might have been expected to have their interests uppermost in mind.