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do well

1. To find success financially and/or in one's career. I can see from the sports car she's driving that Mary is doing well these days.
2. To benefit or fare better from, or be prudent or responsible by, doing some specific task or action. You would do well to show up to work on time tomorrow if you care to keep your job. You would do well to hire a lawyer now in case he decides to sue.
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do well

1. Prosper, thrive, succeed, as in He's done well in the market. [c. 1300]
2. do well to do something. Fare better or act prudently by doing something, as in She would do well to ask permission before she leaves. [Late 1400s]
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He said the two teams were some of the crowd-pullers in the country especially that they had been doing well for the past five years both locally and internationally.
There is no beating around the bush, which is good, and as players you just want to be told if you are doing well or where he thinks you are performing badly.
Mr Nadel, a banker from Surrey, praised PC Wells and said baby Nikol, weighing 2.95kg (6.4lbs), is doing well.
"The economy is doing well, and top companies continue to need office space."
"They are doing well really, but deep down they are doing badly.