it doesn't hurt to (have or do something)

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it doesn't hurt to (have or do something)

It is or may be good, pragmatic, or beneficial to have or do something. (Also used in the forms "wouldn't hurt," "couldn't hurt," and "can't hurt.") I get that you like doing things your own way, but it doesn't hurt to have a helping hand now and then. I know that the managers are trying to cut costs, but it wouldn't hurt to treat the staff to lunch now and then.
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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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