wouldn't harm a fly


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wouldn't harm a fly

Is particularly shy, diffident, or timid by nature. My brother is a very sweet, warm-hearted man who wouldn't harm a fly. How can you suspect him of committing this crime?
See also: fly, harm

he, she, etc. wouldn’t harm/hurt a ˈfly

he, she, etc. is kind and gentle, and would not hurt anyone: The dog may look very fierce, but he wouldn’t hurt a fly.
See also: fly, harm, hurt
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The electrician stabbed to death at his Middlesbrough home last week was today described as an "extremely considerate" man with a "good sense of humour who wouldn't harm a fly".
AMAN accused of killing a reveller in Swansea's city centre with a single punch told police he was "a nice guy" and that he "wouldn't harm a fly".
"Toddy wouldn't harm a fly. That was the trouble with him, he was too nice."
There will be families who say "but our dog is a family pet" "it wouldn't harm a fly" etc, there are also people out there with guns who would never use them for crime either, but that does not make it right that individuals can pick and choose which laws to obey and which ones to ignore.
I'm not that type of person, I wouldn't harm a fly, my mind just went blank ACCUSED CARNEY
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