world of good, a

A great benefit, as in A vacation will do you a world of good. This expression uses world in the sense of “a great deal,” a usage dating from the 1400s. [Late 1800s]


Nearby words

  1. world federalist,
  2. world health organization,
  3. world is one's oyster, the,
  4. world language,
  5. world music,
  6. world point,
  7. world power,
  8. world premiere,
  9. world process,
  10. world savior

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