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civility costs nothing

It is easy to be respectful. You don't have to be their best friends, but you could at least say hi to them—civility costs nothing.
See also: cost, nothing

courtesy of (someone or something)

1. Provided by. All the film scenes in the documentary are courtesy of Paramount Pictures. For the new school year, we're all getting new laptops courtesy of a local charity.
2. Due to someone or something. We were able to remodel the gym courtesy of very generous alumni donations.
See also: courtesy, of

do (one) the courtesy of (doing something)

To be considerate enough to do a particular thing. Would you at least do me the courtesy of not interrupting me?
See also: courtesy, of

have the courtesy to (do something)

To be kind or polite enough to do something. I was late, but luckily Sean had the courtesy to save me a seat.
See also: courtesy, have

out of courtesy (to one)

With kindly consideration or regard (to one); done so as not to offend or be impolite to one. I'm willing to overlook the incident this once out of courtesy to your father, but I won't hesitate to put you in prison if it ever happens again. We're letting him join in out of courtesy, not because we want to be friends with him.
See also: courtesy, of, out

Civility costs nothing.

 and Courtesy costs nothing.
Prov. It never hurts you to be polite. Always greet people politely, no matter what you think of them. Civility costs nothing. Why not write Mildred a thank-you note? Courtesy costs nothing.
See also: cost, nothing

out of courtesy (to someone)

in order to be polite to someone; out of consideration for someone. We invited Mary's brother out of courtesy to her. They invited me out of courtesy.
See also: courtesy, of, out

courtesy of somebody/something

1 (also by courtesy of somebody/something) with the official permission of somebody/something and as a favour: The pictures have been reproduced by courtesy of the British Museum.
2 given as a prize or provided free by a person or an organization: Win a weekend in Rome, courtesy of Fiat.
3 as the result of a particular thing or situation: Viewers can see the stadium from the air, courtesy of a camera fastened to the plane.

do somebody the courtesy of doing something

be polite by doing the thing that is mentioned: Please do me the courtesy of listening to what I’m saying.

have the courtesy to do something

know when you should do something in order to be polite: You think he’d at least have the courtesy to call to say he’d be late.
See also: courtesy, have, something
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Cornish contracted product management services leader Innovation Direct[TM] to represent the Courtesy Ring to potential licensees for a 2 year period.
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Courtesy patrols are off-installation operations used to enforce "regulations and orders pertaining to persons subject to their jurisdiction.
Army Regulation 190-24 sets the limits for courtesy patrols.
In order to successfully achieve these goals, commanders must develop thorough Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and properly educate those selected for courtesy patrol duties.
Courtesy patrols do not violate the PCA or DoDI 3025.
25) Since courtesy patrol members operating in the local community only act to prevent misconduct by military personnel and only engage in order to enforce the UCMJ, courtesy patrols are considered "permissible direct assistance" to law enforcement under DoDI 3025.
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