do one a good turn

do one a good turn
• do one a good turn
• do one a favour
• do smb a favour
to do smb a service.

They're always asking you to do them think a big favor. Just because they're crazy about themselves, they think you're crazy about them too and that you're just dying to do them a favor. It's sort of funny, in a way. (J. Salinger)

This is for a friend who's done me a good turn. (I. Murdoch)

"I came to do you a food turn," she said. (J. Wain)


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  • do one a good turn — {v. phr.} To perform an act of kindness, friendship, or help to another person, unselfishly, without expectation of reward. * / I ll be happy to help you any time you need it, John said. After all you have done me so many good turns. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do one a good turn — {v. phr.} To perform an act of kindness, friendship, or help to another person, unselfishly, without expectation of reward. * / I ll be happy to help you any time you need it, John said. After all you have done me so many good turns. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do\ one\ a\ good\ turn — v. phr. To perform an act of kindness, friendship, or help to another person, unselfishly, without expectation of reward. I ll be happy to help you any time you need it, John said. After all you have done me so many good turns …   Словарь американских идиом

  • One Good Turn — can refer to: One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw (book), published in 2000 by Witold Rybczynski One Good Turn (novel), a 2006 novel by Kate Atkinson One Good Turn (1931 film), a 1931 short comedy film starring… …   Wikipedia

  • One Good Turn (1955 film) — One Good Turn is a 1955 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Norman Wisdom, Joan Rice, Shirley Abicair and Thora Hird.[1] Norman tries to raise money for the orphanage where he grew up and where he now works as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Good turn — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One Good Turn (1936 film) — One Good Turn is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Alfred J. Goulding and starring Leslie Fuller, Georgie Harris and Hal Gordon.[1] Two coffee stall worker try to prevent their landlady s daughter being cheated by a villanous theatre… …   Wikipedia

  • one good turn deserves another — This means that when people do something good, something good will happen to them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • one good turn deserves another — ► one good turn deserves another proverb if someone does you a favour, you should take the chance to repay it. Main Entry: ↑turn …   English terms dictionary

  • One Good Turn (novel) — This article is about the novel by Kate Atkinson. For other uses, see One Good Turn (disambiguation). One Good Turn   …   Wikipedia

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