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do

1. noun, slang A hairstyle. From "hairdo." I love your new do! What salon do you go to? I need a new do—any suggestions?
2. noun A party or similarly festive event. I know Sally's having some big do this weekend, but I just feel like staying home and relaxing.
3. verb, vulgar slang To have sex with someone. It's pretty obvious that you want to do Kayla, so you might as well just come out with it.

do (one's) duty

1. To do, undertake, or accomplish that which is expected or required from one. I know it isn't easy facing off against the lowlifes of this town, but you're on the police force and you have to do your duty.
2. To urinate or defecate, especially a house pet. I hate standing out here in the cold, waiting for the dog to do his duty.
See also: duty

do the trick

To do, accomplish, or fulfil exactly what is needed or sought after. The recipe calls for pancetta, but I think this regular bacon should do the trick. The movie's plot, such as it is, won't go on to win any awards, but the gory special effects will do the trick for any fans of the horror genre. I turned it off and back on, and that did the trick.
See also: trick
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

do someone (down)

Rur. to treat someone badly. I ain't speaking to Mary. Not after the way she did me down.

do

 (one's) duty
1. . to do one's job; to do what is expected of one. Please don't thank me. I'm just doing my duty. Soldiers who fight in wars are doing their duty.
2. Euph. to defecate or urinate. We're not leaving this restroom until you do your duty. She did her duty in the potty, just like a big girl!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

do

1. n. a party; a social event. I’m having a do for a friend this weekend. Would you like to come?
2. tv. & in. to use a drug or drugs in general. (see also do a line, do drugs.) Taylor never stopped doing. She just switched from dust to splash.
3. and doo n. a hairdo. I can’t go out in this rain and get my doo wet!
4. Go to (must) do.
5. in. to serve (a purpose) well. (Usually with will or won’t.) This will do quite nicely.
6. Go to doo-doo.
7. tv. to copulate [with] someone. (Usually objectionable.) He did Martha, then he did Sue, then he did Gloria.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

do

/turn the trick
To bring about the desired result.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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