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do the deed

1. To perform or undertake any given action, usually implied to be unpleasant, unsavory, or illegal. I couldn't stand the idea of watching them put down my pet dog, so John went alone to do the deed. The mob boss waited to hear whether the assassin he'd hired had done the deed.
2. slang To have sexual intercourse. Teenagers are under a huge amount of pressure from their peers to do the deed before they feel ready or really want to.
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No good deed goes unpunished.

Due to the cruelty, ignorance, or selfishness of the world or others, one's good deeds or good intentions will often result in more trouble than they are worth. An ironic and sardonic twist on the more standard moral that "no good deed goes unrewarded." Janet: "I decided to help George clean out his gutters, but now he's got me doing all sorts of repairs around the house!" Bill: "I guess no good deed goes unpunished, eh?"
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no good deed ever goes unpunished

Due to the cruelty, ignorance, or selfishness of the world or others, one's good deeds or good intentions will often result in more trouble than they are worth. An ironic and sardonic twist on the more standard moral that "no good deed goes unrewarded." Janet: "I decided to help George clean out his gutters, but now he's got me doing all sorts of repairs around the house!" Bill: "I guess no good deed ever goes unpunished, eh?"
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deed to

1. verb To transfer legal ownership of something, often property, to someone else. A deed is a legal document that proves one's ownership of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "deed" and "to." "Over" is sometimes used before "to." My grandfather deeded his house to me in his will. Do you really think she'll deed her whole collection over to me?
2. noun The legal ownership of something. In this usage, "deed to" is a set phrase. According to my grandfather's will, I now have the deed to his house.
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(one's) good deed of the day

Some especially good, kind, or generous thing one has done. Sometimes used ironically or sarcastically to suggest that a certain deed is not good or not as good as someone thinks. Wow, so you went all the way across town to deliver the missing wallet to its owner? That's your good deed of the day! It's like the guy thought he was doing his good deed of the day by pointing out my mistake to me.
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(one's) good deed for the day

Some especially good, kind, or generous thing one has done. Sometimes used ironically or sarcastically to suggest that a certain deed is not good or not as good as someone thinks. Wow, so you went all the way across town to deliver the missing wallet to its owner? That's your good deed for the day! It's like the guy thought he was doing his good deed for the day by pointing out my mistake to me.
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deed something (over) to someone

to grant something, such as land, to someone; to transfer legal title to something to someone. Grudgingly, he deeded the land over to Walter. He deeded the property to his niece.
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your good deed for the ˈday

a helpful, kind thing that you do: Why don’t you do your good deed for the day and cook me dinner?
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no good deed goes unpunished

A kindness or other positive behavior often is rewarded with opprobrium or abuse. This new, equally sarcastic take on “the way to hell is paved with good intentions” dates from the late 1900s. William Lashner used it, “But that’s the way of it, Detective . . . No good deed goes unpunished.” And Sue Miller used it in The Lake Shore Limited (2010), where a girl who had a car accident said “I was visiting my . . . great-aunt. She’s in a nursing home” and the man who helped her says, “Well no good deed goes unpunished.”
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* Seller, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; buyer, Stephanie Duns; Deed; Coleman's 3rd Add West Frankfort Lot 1 Blk 1.
By KALUME KAZUNGU After 56 years of waiting, members of the Boni minority group who live in Lamu County have finally received title deeds for their land.On Tuesday, the Lamu County government issued a total of 6,232 title deeds to residents of ten villages in the region, out of which 3,232 went to the Boni.
* The Delivery Requirement Can Be Satisfied, Even When a Condition Is Imposed by the Grantor, When the Proponent of the Deed Can Demonstrate the Grantor Relinquished All Control as to Satisfaction of the Condition Requirement, and the Ability to Revoke the Deed--The requirement for a condition precedent to be satisfied, such as payment for a conveyance of real property, is certainly not unusual; however, instances in which the condition is not to be satisfied until after the death of the grantor may be sufficient to satisfy the delivery requirement of a deed to a grantee.
He also alleged that hundreds of deeds over which Mr Shams raised objections were lying at his residence and he was receiving bribe through Shah to clear those deeds.
Q: Were the courts correct in declaring the deed of absolute sale void?
Moreover, the deeds clipped with eyelets were appeared to be removed with some instrument and re-locked again.
The "merger doctrine" holds that a contract for the conveyance of property merges into the deed of conveyance; therefore, any guarantees made in the contract that are not reflected in the deed are extinguished when the deed is conveyed to the buyer of the property.
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Going over the reasons why this good deed was important is a quickfire way to renew one's pledge with God.
Cost of procuring a title deed to an investor varies between 1 per cent and 2 per cent of the cost of the property purchased, depending on what is stated in their sales and purchase contract (SPA).
When we read the Deed case we are not told what the pharmacist actually did discuss with the patient.
PeaceHealth in 2004 removed two of three land use restrictions it had previously imposed on land along Crescent Drive in Eugene that it had sold to Arlie & Co., according to a 2004 deed. The 2004 deed removed restrictions against siting a hospital or a medical imaging clinic on that land, but left in place a restriction against siting an ambulatory surgical center there.
Afrim Tahiri, Secretary of IVZ, wonders how someone can ask for a title deed for property which has still not been denationalized and can how someone build at a place, for which there is a legal procedure going on.
Shaikh Khalid said the biggest plus to come out of the probe was the push for government deed records to be unified, rather than scattered amongst different ministries and government organisations.
On acceptance of the RSC'S offer, the employee signed and delivered a blank deed to the RSC.