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a good turn

An action that is beneficial to another person in some way. Angela did me a good turn by sharing her notes with me while I was out sick from school.
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good turn

A favor, an act of good will, as in Pat did her a good turn by calling in a second surgeon. [First half of 1400s]
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Cap had the sheep moving at a good pace on the cross drive and safely through the second drive gates with a good turn and nice leg back to the pen.
Appearing on This Morning with Sue, Van Day said of the nursing home gigs: "There's no fees, there's some expenses paid, but we just thought we were doing a good turn, and then we get ridiculed."
She moves good and travels well and she has just shown she has a very good turn of foot."
While I knew this tactic played by the brands here, I also wondered whether the brands themselves and the profile they profiles they carried weren't good enough to attract a good turn out at their events.
Despite generally good reviews, One Good Turn doesn't live up to Case Histories in power or complexity.
He's very athletic and has got a good turn of foot."
Organiser Frankie Hobro said: "It looks as though we will get a good turn out.
5 : a helpful or useful act : good turn <My neighbor did me a service by retrieving my dog.>
"One Good Turn" is a book that keeps the reader involved and anticipating where the plot will head.
The first book to be featured as part of the Tesco Book Club is Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir, and the next will be Kate Atkinson's One Good Turn.
It was an excellent night with a good turn out, and present for the occasion were club president Morgan Davey, Cardiff Blues prop Taufaao Filise, Cardiff Blues wing Mosese Luveitasau and Ospreys centre Andrew Bishop.
No, not really, because it you come to a show and there's a good turn out and people are really enthusiastic and obviously into what you're doing, then all of sudden if you had any hesitations about the show or about the tour in general they go away, and you get really excited and your adrenaline is going and you have fun.
BLACK ENTERPRISE is to be commended for printing such stories and informing people (incarcerated and unincarcerated) that even when wrong turns are taken in life, you can make a good turn and continue the journey toward being a productive citizen.
Why not go out and do someone less fortunate a good turn tomorrow before you settle down for Christmas dinner.
(We later learned that McGuire always sent crazy things like wild magazines and tin soldiers to people who did him a good turn.)