(one) would do well to (do something)

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(one) would do well to (do something)

One would benefit or fare better from, or be prudent or responsible by, doing some specific task or action. You would do well to show up to work on time tomorrow if you care to keep your job. You would do well to hire a lawyer now in case he decides to sue.
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References in classic literature ?
Moreover he was honoured with the distinction of being considered a chief among the insurgents, and received from the magistrate's lips the complimentary assurance that he was in a position of imminent danger, and would do well to prepare himself for the worst.