do-good

[ doo-good ]
/ ˈduˌgʊd /

adjective

of or befitting a do-gooder.

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Origin of do-good

First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from do-gooder
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Idioms and Phrases with do-good

do good

Act in an upright, moral way; engage in philanthropy. For example, Social workers are trained to help people to help themselves, not simply going around doing good. This term was first recorded in a.d. 725. Also see do any good; do one good.

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