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need (doing)

Requiring to be completed or acted upon. I'm finished with my work for the day, if there's anything else you need doing. That grass needs cutting when you have a chance.
See also: need
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need (to be)

done Go to need doing.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A few years ago, my company helped a delightful, "80-something" woman who was healthy, alert and self-sufficient except for needing a little extra assistance because of her deteriorating eyesight.
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