need doing

need doing

 and need (to be) done
[is] required to be done. (The second form, although widespread, is considered by some to be less standard than the first.) This chair needs fixing. This chair needs fixed.
See also: doing, need
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Such thin layers of surfacing are smeared on our roads, no wonder they soon need doing again and the utility companies seem to have an uncanny knack of digging them up soon as the stuff is laid down.
just ask Kate PAGES 10&11 Gardening Jobs that need doing over the next week and six gadgets you have to buy PAGES 12&13 Your new Saturday family.
If a tenant feels there are repairs that need doing and they are not getting done, they only need to ring Social Services and they will send somebody out to inspect.
Yes Gosforth needs changes, but there are worse roads that need doing first" Daniel Welton
But if you think they need doing, I would suggest that you ask your vet or vet nurse to initially show you how to do it for the best.
Users simply log on and give details of the job they need doing and they are sent details of traders who could help them.
These houses are not slums, they just need doing up a bit.
These houses are not slums, they just need doing up a bit and itwould be such a crime if this opportunity was wasted.
It is very easy to think of all the things that sadly need doing to resolve the problems we are facing with greyhound racing, but we should never forget the way that this sport gives us such great friendships.
We have always bought homes that need doing up as we find it so much more satisfying to put our own stamp on a property.
THERE'S been a rise in garages charging for work that didn't need doing or overcharging, claims Warranty Direct after an undercover probe.
The only work I see being carried out is the filling of pot holes, some of which I have reported, which in a very few weeks need doing again.
There are basic things that need doing to the infrastructure - some of them are getting critical.
When things need doing, we join into get them done.
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