amiss


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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.
See also: amiss, come, not

not go amiss

To be helpful and appreciated. An extra pair of hands in the kitchen would not go amiss, you know.
See also: amiss, go, not

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."
See also: amiss, take

take something amiss

 and 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.
See also: amiss, take

amiss

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.
See also: take, way, wrong

not come/go aˈmiss

(British English) be useful or pleasant in a particular situation: A little luck wouldn’t go amiss right now!
See also: amiss, come, go, not

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
See also: amiss, something, take
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One of Amiss's first tasks will be to conduct a post-mortem into the tour but do not expect any major changes.
Born in Harborne, Birmingham, Amiss was made an MBE in the Queen's Honours List in 1988.
But Amiss says: 'They have no worries on that score.
Amiss was the first player to score a century for England in a major tournament when he struck 137 against India at Lord's in the first round of group matches in the inaugural World Cup in 1975.
Known to friends as Declan, Amiss also worked for Fred Rimell and Tim Forster but spent most of his career at Turner's Somerset yard.
Mr Amiss was also present at the another high-profile tragedy, when New Zealander Ewen Chatfield came close to dying on the pitch, but he said players today were safer than ever.
On his return to action, Hookes borrowed Amiss's helmet to try to rebuild his confidence against fast bowling.
"Once the information was in the public domain that Kevin Pietersen didn't want Peter Moores as his coach, it was always going to be impossible to resolve amicably," Amiss said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Her venture is part of the organic free-range duck and egg-selling business at Higher Fingle Farm, Drewsteignton, Devon, run by her parents Nevil and Rona Amiss.
Woolmer made his Test debut against Australia at Lord's in 1975, a match Amiss also played in.
Former England team-mate Dennis Amiss remained a close friend and said his death was "a great shock".
"They see every corner of these buildings and are often the first to notice when something is amiss."
FORMER England opening batsman Dennis Amiss announced yesterday that he would retire from his job as chief executive at Warwickshire in the winter.