none the worse (for something)

none the worse (for something)

Not damaged, harmed, or made worse by something. (Sometimes used ironically to indicate that someone or something would be improved by doing something.) I was worried that the team would be in a sorry state the morning after the company Christmas party, but we were none the worse for a night of drinking and dancing. You know, you're smelly old jacket would be none the worse for a trip through the washing machine.
See also: none, worse

none the worse for

1. Not harmed from, as in He was none the worse for walking the entire ten miles, or This carpet may be old, but it's none the worse for wear. [Early 1800s]
2. Be improved by, as in The dog would be none the worse for a good brushing. [Early 1800s]
See also: none, worse

none the worse for

1 not adversely affected by. 2 not to be considered inferior on account of.
1 1991 Alistair Campbell Sidewinder Two days have passed, and I am up and about, feeling none the worse for my attack of sunstroke.
See also: none, worse

none the ˈworse for something


1 not less valuable, attractive, enjoyable, useful, etc. because of something: It’s rather old-fashioned but none the worse for that.She’s a very strict teacher, but none the worse for that.
2 not injured or damaged by something: One of the drivers had been in a crash but, luckily, was none the worse for the experience.
See also: none, something, worse