do well by (one)

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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.
See also: by, well
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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.
See also: by
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

do ˈwell by somebody

treat somebody generously: He did well by me when I needed money, and I shall always be grateful to him.
See also: by, somebody, well
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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.
See also: by
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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