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do well by (one)

To treat one favorably and respectfully. I need to put aside my work stress and remember that my true goal in life is to do well by you and the kids.
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do by

Behave with respect to, treat, as in John was determined to do well by his children. This idiom was first recorded about 1175.
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do by

v.
To behave in some manner with respect to someone or something: The children have done well by their attentive parents.
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