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.
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That stupid horse, with his heavy hoofs, has been treading down my people without mercy!' 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.
"No, lad, no!" 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.
Indeed, if I had not known to whom it belonged, I might have thought it was the devil's money, and have been afraid to use it; but as you know otherwise, and came honestly by it, it would be an affront to fortune to part with it all again, at the very time when you want it most; you can hardly expect she should ever do you such another good turn; for fortuna nunquam perpetuo est bona .
But come, before I go I will do you a good turn. I will prove that I am in a generous mood."
'I think I can do you a good turn. Don't ask me what it is, because it may not come to anything.
"Well, it ain't no use to send things by HIM no more, he ain't reliable." 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?