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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," and "over" can be used before "to." My grandfather deeded his house over to me in his will.
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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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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Collaborating with the Guilford County Register of Deeds to unearth and share these historical treasures has allowed us to journey back in time and secure more information and knowledge about this region's past.
I paid for my deeds in full about three weeks before the law was applied, at no stage was I advised by my property developer or indeed the Land Registry Office to delay my payment due to the impending change in the law.
There are narrations to the same effect, stressing that deeds have to be good and righteous.
Generally, lenders across the country have been wary to accept deeds in lieu where junior liens existed on the title, such as a mechanic's lien or a second mortgage.
Previous week, DMG signed lease deeds for four leases of V M Salgaocar and Bro Pvt Ltd and one lease of Kunda Gharse mine.
And some properties simply do not have title deeds stating the current owner.
He also said that the Lands Department began the process of issuing title deeds for developments for which no interest has been expressed by either the owner or the buyer.
A few hours earlier, the younger Deeds had been released from an emergency custody order after the local community services board said it was unable to locate a bed in the area within the six hours allotted by law.
In the past year, with their help we have been able to do so many good deeds.
Chief executive of the developer Dr Maher Al Shaer presented the title deeds of the plots, sold on the very first day after it was placed on the market.
After a Delhi high court direction, the state government has begun working on executing the apartment deed under the Delhi Apartment Ownership Act to guarantee buyers " exclusive ownership rights" and make sale and transfer easier.
The President spoke on Monday in Kwale town when he issued title deeds to land owners in the county.
The Berenstien Bears: Good Deed Scouts Help Their Neighbors
Khaled Al Sabawi, General Manager, has announced the completion of issuing 218 dunums worth of title deeds for TABO lands in the districts of Ramallah and Salfit.
More than 100 homeowners at a top development in Bahrain are being denied the title deeds to their properties because the company behind the development defaulted on a loan from a bank, a report said.