it doesn't hurt to

it doesn't hurt to do something

also it doesn't hurt to have something
it is an advantage to do or have something It doesn't hurt to take a look at what you've done and see if it could be improved. It doesn't hurt to have a group of talented, educated people living in your community.
Usage notes: also used in the forms it couldn't hurt, it wouldn't hurt, or it can't hurt, or in the form of a question, would it hurt, all with the meaning that doing or having something would be an advantage
See also: hurt
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And now that Xers are hitting the age when they're able to call the shots at movie and television studios, they want to mark their own territory--and it doesn't hurt to do it in ways that stick it to their elders.
But it doesn't hurt to ask your orthodontist if he's trained to use Invisalign.
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