(it) doesn't hurt to ask

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(it) doesn't hurt to ask

There is usually no risk to asking a question, since a negative response would be essentially the same result as not asking at all. A: "Do you think he would give me a better deal on this car?" B: "Well, it doesn't hurt to ask."
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But it doesn't hurt to ask your orthodontist if he's trained to use Invisalign.
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