Do more harm than good:

If the effect of an action is more damaging than helpful, it does more harm than good.”
Ex: “Giving him money did more harm than good – he spent it on alcohol.”

Do someone a good turn:

If you

do someone a good turn , you act in a helpful way. Ex: “Mike is a great guy – always ready to do a good turn.”

The done thing:

The correct way to behave in a particular social situation is called  the done thing. Ex: “Wearing jeans to play golf is not the done thing.”

Drag your feet:

If you drag your feet, you delay a decision or participate without any real enthusiasm. Ex:”The government is dragging its feet on measures to reduce pollution.”

Drop names (name-dropping):

When you drop names, you mention the names of famous people you know or have met in order to impress others. Ex:”There goes Jack dropping names again. People will soon get tired of listening to him!”

Eat crow:

If you eat crow, you admit that you were wrong about something and apologize. Ex: “He had no option but to eat crow and admit that his analysis was wrong.”

 

Do more harm than good

If the effect of an action is more damaging than helpful, it does more harm than good.”
Ex: “Giving him money did more harm than good – he spent it on alcohol.”

Do someone a good turn

If you do someone a good turn, you act in a helpful way.

Ex: “Mike is a great guy – always ready to do a good turn.”

The done thing

The correct way to behave in a particular social situation is called  the done thing.
Ex: “Wearing jeans to play golf is not the done thing.”

Drag your feet

If you drag your feet, you delay a decision or participate without any real enthusiasm.
Ex:”The government is dragging its feet on measures to reduce pollution.”

Drop names
(name-dropping)

When you drop names, you mention the names of famous people you know or have met in order to impress others.
Ex:”There goes Jack dropping names again. People will soon get tired of listening to him!”

Eat crow

If you eat crow, you admit that you were wrong about something and apologize.
Ex: “He had no option but to eat crow and admit that his analysis was wrong.”