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none the worse for

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Not harmed from, as in He was none the worse for walking the entire ten miles, or This carpet may be old, but it's none the worse for wear. [Early 1800s]

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Be improved by, as in The dog would be none the worse for a good brushing. [Early 1800s]

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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