good turn


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good turn

n.
An act or gesture that helps another person; a favor.

good turn

n
a helpful and friendly act; good deed; favour
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.good turn - a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
favor, favour - an act of gracious kindness

good turn

noun
A kindly act:
Archaic: benefit.
References in classic literature ?
So he turned on to a side path and the ant-king cried out to him: 'We will remember you--one good turn deserves another
If you want to do me a good turn, tell the lawyer that the guinea-opinion was the right one.
said John, "and if ever I can do you a good turn I hope you won't forget me.
It is a comfort to me that they can't call that present a bribe; for I had got the government already when she sent them, and it's but reasonable that those who have had a good turn done them should show their gratitude, if it's only with a trifle.
We won't interfere now, but watch our chance, and do them a good turn in spite of themselves.
Couldn't you like to do someone a good turn when you have the chance?
You did me a good turn, and, in this world, what is given is always returned.
I am not sure that I can do you the good turn I want to do you - that's my sister, you know, in your room - but I may be able to, and if I should not be able to, there's no harm done.
Then he says: "But he done us a good turn with the spoon, anyway, without knowing it, and so we'll go and do him one without HIM knowing it -- stop up his rat-holes.
Marian, dear Marian, will you do me a good turn without asking questions?
I owed him that good turn for the affair with the Arab
He did a fellow many a good turn, and this was one of them.