(one's) good deed for the day

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(one's) good deed for the day

Some especially good, kind, or generous thing one has done. Sometimes used ironically or sarcastically to suggest that a certain deed is not good or not as good as someone thinks. Wow, so you went all the way across town to deliver the missing wallet to its owner? That's your good deed for the day! It's like the guy thought he was doing his good deed for the day by pointing out my mistake to me.
See also: deed, good

your good deed for the ˈday

a helpful, kind thing that you do: Why don’t you do your good deed for the day and cook me dinner?
See also: deed, good
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He cycled to Nirman Bhawan to take charge and ascribed the act to his green good deed for the day. Thanking the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that health of the people of this country is the top priority of the Modi government.
Call it my good deed for the day. I asked her to go back home to her mother, she was barely 24.
So I thought my good deed for the day could be to give you a few reasons to join me in front of the television tonight.
As my good deed for the day for the environment, I found a fallen branch and "fished" the placard to the roadside.
IOnly this time the feared gang from Newcastle's West End were doing their good deed for the day, having organised a disco to raise funds for handicapped children.
You did your good deed for the day. M Grealey, Kirkby Proud of team OUR grandson, who is 15, is in a football team called Marshalls.
Like all national parks, Central Park is capitalism's good deed for the day that actually destroys the earth everywhere else.
Many social media users are using the time doing nothing on the road to help others: their good deed for the day.
One lucky car driver did his good deed for the day In LA, stopping for a broken down biker.
So heed Paul's message - that way, you can enjoy a pint while doing your good deed for the day. A win-win if ever I heard one.
"I just thought I'd done a good deed for the day, but the officer said 'You have been a hero,'" he said.
When he decides to look for a street kid's missing dog, he thinks of it as his good deed for the day. But when the street kid is brutally attacked, the case turns into a dangerous proposition that could cost Gulliver his life.
"He said he was a Muslim and that was his good deed for the day. I don't know his name, but would like to thank him.
The V.I.P has done his good deed for the day. Has it run on Doordarshan or some satellite TV channel?
My driving instructor (RIP) is a bloke - I'd asked for a female so I could do my good deed for the day and show her how to park - and he's promised to take me out on a "quiet road".