do (someone or oneself) no favors(redirected from doing themselves no favors)
do (someone or oneself) no favors
1. To not be helpful to someone or something; to hinder or be detrimental to someone or something. You do your kids no favors by catering to their every whim.
2. To act in a way that reflects negatively on oneself. Just stop talking—you're doing yourself no favors by babbling to the CEO.
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do somebody no ˈfavours,
not do somebody any ˈfavoursdo something that is not helpful to somebody or that gives a bad impression of them: You’re not doing yourself any favours, working for nothing. ♢ The orchestra did Beethoven no favours.
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