there is no harm in (someone's) doing (something)

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there is no harm in (someone's) doing (something)

Doing something may be good, pragmatic, or beneficial, and will not cause any problems or harm. The contractor might not be willing to go any lower on the price, but there's no harm in asking. Sure, you might not be accepted for the PhD program, but there's no harm in your trying, is there?
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Allworthy endeavoured to soften this resentment by many eulogiums on Sophia, declaring he had no doubt but that Mr Blifil would very gladly receive the offer; but all was ineffectual; he could obtain no other answer from the squire but--"I say no more--I humbly hope there's no harm done--that's all.
and as I am most anxious to oblige you, and as there's no harm in it--no harm--I'll tell you.
ISLAMABAD -- Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Wednesday that there's no harm in accepting resignations of those Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members of National Assembly (MNAs) who appeared in Speaker's Secretariat to hand in the resignations.
There's no harm in trying to offer the broadest slate of items - Asahi lists a healthy 105 - if the kitchen and sushi bar chefs can do them reasonably well and move them along fast enough to avoid dish gridlock.
But there's no harm in figuring out if it's feasible to move things to the next level:
Others say there's no harm in performing surgery within days of the injury.
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