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none the worse (for something)

Not damaged, harmed, or made worse by something. Sometimes used ironically to indicate that someone or something would be improved by doing something. I was worried that the team would be in a sorry state the morning after the company holiday party, but we were none the worse for a night of drinking and dancing. You know, your smelly old jacket would be none the worse for a trip through the washing machine.
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none the worse for

1. Not harmed from, as in He was none the worse for walking the entire ten miles, or This carpet may be old, but it's none the worse for wear. [Early 1800s]
2. Be improved by, as in The dog would be none the worse for a good brushing. [Early 1800s]
See also: none, worse

none the worse for

1 not adversely affected by. 2 not to be considered inferior on account of.
1 1991 Alistair Campbell Sidewinder Two days have passed, and I am up and about, feeling none the worse for my attack of sunstroke.
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He's none the worse for that and has been in good form since.
But, clearly none the worse for the spill, she galloped her rivals into the ground with a brilliant display of front-running in the Grade One contest.
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His heavy ground form suggests he will get the trip, and as long as he is none the worse for his recent spill and his jumping holds up, he looks a decent punting proposition
Nicholls reports the seven-year-old to be none the worse for his exertions at Sandown and the trainer is aiming to have him spot-on for his bid for back-to-back victories in the Queen Mother Champion Chase in March.
Best Mate is none the worse for his defeat at Huntingdon on Saturday and is on course for the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
For three years he traced the route of Lewis and Clark and did see the Yellowstone before returning to his cabin in Missouri, none the worse for wear.
This is unashamedly a popular biography and is none the worse for that: Chaucer is too important to be left to esoteric scholars who write for their own closed circle.
Luckily, he seems none the worse for his adventure.
They are none the worse for that: the market often knows a good thing when it sees it.
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ANOTHER weekend, another slice of last-fence woe for Ruby Walsh - but at least followers of Willie Mullins had the consolation of Black Hercules being none the worse for his fall at Navan yesterday and he remains a clear favourite for the National Hunt Chase at 4-1.