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not come amiss
To be helpful and appreciated. An extra pair of hands in the kitchen would not come amiss, you know.
not go amiss
To be helpful and appreciated. An extra pair of hands in the kitchen would not go amiss, you know.
take (something) amiss
To consider something unhelpful, unappreciated, or offensive. Please don't take my comment amiss—I was merely trying to suggest a few ways to improve your performance, not criticize everything about it. A: "I was just making a joke, so I hope I didn't hurt anyone's feelings." B: "Don't worry, I don't think anyone took it amiss."
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take something amissand take something the wrong way
to understand something as wrong or insulting. Would you take it amiss if I told you I thought you look lovely? I was afraid you'd take it the wrong way.
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see under take the wrong way.
take the wrong way
Also, take amiss. Misunderstand, misinterpret, especially so as to take offense. For example, I don't want you to take this the wrong way, but you have to give others a chance to speak , or Please don't take their criticism amiss; they mean well. The variant dates from the late 1300s. Also see get someone wrong.
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not come/go aˈmiss(British English) be useful or pleasant in a particular situation: A little luck wouldn’t go amiss right now!
take something aˈmiss(British English) feel offended by something, perhaps because you have understood it in the wrong way: Would she take it amiss if I offered to help? OPPOSITE: take something in good part
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