it wouldn't hurt to (have or do something)(redirected from it wouldn't hurt)
it wouldn't hurt to (have or do something)
It is or may be good, pragmatic, or beneficial to have or do something. A name or personal pronoun can be used between "hurt" and "to." (Also used with "won't hurt," "couldn't hurt," "doesn't hurt," and "can't hurt.") I get that you like doing things your own way, but it wouldn'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 them to treat the staff to lunch every once in a while.
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it won’t/wouldn’t ˈhurt somebody to do somethingit will/would be better for somebody to do something; it would be a good idea for somebody to do something: It wouldn’t hurt her to walk instead of going in the car all the time.
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