there is no harm in (someone's) doing (something)

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there is no harm in (someone's) doing (something)

Doing something may be good, pragmatic, or beneficial, and will not cause any problems or harm. The contractor might not be willing to go any lower on the price, but there's no harm in asking. Sure, you might not be accepted for the PhD program, but there's no harm in your trying, is there?
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there's no harm in doing something

COMMON People say there's no harm in doing something to mean that it will not cause problems and may have a good result. They are not always willing to take on untrained workers, but there's no harm in asking. As I see it, there is no harm in cooperating with the police.
See also: harm, no, something

there is no harm in —

the course of action specified may not guarantee success but is at least unlikely to have unwelcome repercussions.
1997 Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things He decided that since she couldn't have a husband there was no harm in her having an education.
See also: harm, no, there

there’s no harm in (somebody’s) doing something

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it does no harm (for somebody) to do something

used to tell somebody that something is a good idea and will not cause any problems: He may say no, but there’s no harm in asking.It does no harm to ask.
See also: harm, no, something
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ISLAMABAD -- Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Wednesday that there's no harm in accepting resignations of those Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members of National Assembly (MNAs) who appeared in Speaker's Secretariat to hand in the resignations.
"There's no harm in dreaming but the reality is that there are a lot of top teams going to this World Cup.
"I told my team-mates there's no harm in dreaming - and in rugby when there's heart, will and belief, you cannot be stopped."
However if it proves to be popular and takes off at the lower levels then there's no harm in trying it out at first class level too," he added.
Heaslip said: "I think that there's no harm in trying.
There's no harm in paying homage to your favorite performer--wearing a scarf around your head like Makarova or a hat like Nureyev.
There's no harm in tucking into a Big Mac once in a while, but we all assume a salad is a much healthier option.
But there's no harm in figuring out if it's feasible to move things to the next level:
Others say there's no harm in performing surgery within days of the injury.
There's no harm in, "Happy Valentine's Day to the best snowboarder!" A single compliment isn't likely to backfire.
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