not do (someone or oneself) any favors(redirected from do any favors)
not do (someone or oneself) any favors
To be problematic or detrimental to someone or oneself. A noun, pronoun, or reflexive pronoun can be used between "do" and "any." I knew that I had to get up at 4 AM today, and I didn't do myself any favors by staying up late last night.
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