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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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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.
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He has done well since last year and won his maiden nicely at The Curragh recently.
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She's done well since last season and although she is bred to get a mile and a half she showed us a lot of speed last year and is doing the same now.
In a few regions of the world where government records document all water-prospecting efforts, he points out, diviners have done well at finding water--but no better than nondowsing drillers.
Mick, Grange Moor The first 25 minutes garbage, after that a very good team performance, well done Wells. Barnsley poor but you can only beat what's in front of you Dave, Brighouse Nahki Wells' performance rating would have been 10 had he scored a goal.