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(one) could do worse

Used ironically to suggest that the thing one is doing or considering or the person one is romantically involved with is actually very good. Let me tell you, when you consider all the benefits and entry-level salary, you could do worse than get a job as a tram driver for the city. A: "I heard he's dating some hot-shot investor." B:" Wow, he could do worse!"
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we, you, he, etc. can/could/might do ˈworse (than...)

it is a good idea to do something; something is a good decision: If you’re looking for a good career, you could do worse than a job in banking.
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Monty and the others looking to tame this monster could do worse than ask a 90-year-old whose legs may be weary but whose brain is as sharp as atack.
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