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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.
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good turn

A favor, an act of good will, as in Pat did her a good turn by calling in a second surgeon. [First half of 1400s]
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Cap had the sheep moving at a good pace on the cross drive and safely through the second drive gates with a good turn and nice leg back to the pen.
Part of what makes One Good Turn sing is that the plot twists are unexpected and funny.
Saeed Bin Suroor, trainer of Buzzword "He hasn't got a great post position, in 12, but he's training well and he always shows a good turn of foot.
No, not really, because it you come to a show and there's a good turn out and people are really enthusiastic and obviously into what you're doing, then all of sudden if you had any hesitations about the show or about the tour in general they go away, and you get really excited and your adrenaline is going and you have fun.
BLACK ENTERPRISE is to be commended for printing such stories and informing people (incarcerated and unincarcerated) that even when wrong turns are taken in life, you can make a good turn and continue the journey toward being a productive citizen.
We later learned that McGuire always sent crazy things like wild magazines and tin soldiers to people who did him a good turn.
Fund managers are keen to point out that they are in this for the money, not just to do a good turn.
One Good Turn recounts his broadening gyre of historical research and, in the process, reminds us that extraordinary stories sometimes lurk behind ordinary things.
One good turn deserves another: that's the idea behind Pay it Forward.
Successful social animals, from capuchin monkeys to college students, often heed the injunction that "one good turn deserves another," even with strangers, according to two new studies.
This live event is about our nation coming together to help tell these boys' stories so that more people will become aware and never forget the sacrifices these families have made and are continuing to make for our freedom," said Truscelli, a former Marine and founder of "One Good Turn Ranch 4Kids" in Divide, Colo.
They had the sheep moving at good pace which gave them a good turn round the post and onto the first leg of the drive with a good line and safely through the first drive gates.
Sophia Crawshaw, 44, who set up Huddersfield-based One Good Turn, has been shortlisted for a community spirit award.
RAITH ROVERS did me a good turn last week with a last-gasp win against Cowdenbeath.
I like to make people happy and I try to do a good turn for someone every day.