it doesn't hurt to (have or do something)

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it doesn't hurt to (have or do something)

It is or may be good, pragmatic, or beneficial to have or do something. (Also used in the forms "wouldn't hurt," "couldn't hurt," and "can't hurt.") I get that you like doing things your own way, but it doesn't hurt to have a helping hand now and then. I know that the managers are trying to cut costs, but it wouldn't hurt to treat the staff to lunch now and then.
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If someone scores a bucket off of you, it should hurt, and it doesn't hurt right now (for some guys).
Hitting and kicking simply aren't acceptable behaviors--even if it doesn't hurt.
But you know given a little patience and some rest, usually the swelling will subside, the pain will lessen to an ache, and the day will come when you notice that it doesn't hurt anymore.
But it doesn't hurt to ask your orthodontist if he's trained to use Invisalign.
When you're playing catch-up, as we have over the course of the last three years, there's really not one game that you get beat in where it doesn't hurt.
Sometimes it gets really acute, sometimes it doesn't hurt at all.
Scheduling tough nonleague games, it helps you figure things out, and it doesn't hurt our league record at all.
They can relate to him and it doesn't hurt that he has 15 years of major-league experience to back up what he says.
As long as I don't bump it, it doesn't hurt too bad.
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