Did them no service - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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do (one) no service
To do something that hinders or is detrimental for one. You do your kids no service by catering to their every whim.
do somebody a/no ˈservice (formal) do something that is helpful/not helpful to somebody: She was doing herself no service by remaining silent.