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Do something for someone as an act of kindness; do someone a favour:‘they're a business, not a family friend or a buddy who will do you a solid for being a good customer’
- ‘I felt I let her down, so I wanted to do her a solid.’
- ‘You did us a solid, bro. Come by after work. Have a meal.’
- ‘Hey, can you do me a solid and find out if they're still talking to me?’
- ‘C'mon. Just do me a solid. Girl, you know I would do it for you.’
- ‘If the prospect of watching this is at all appealing, do yourself a solid and snag the Blu-ray.’
- ‘She was trying to do me a solid and help me get a better seat.’
- ‘And we ask you to do us a solid - please support vegan businesses as often as you can.’
- ‘The guy who went in with the hidden camera did us all a solid.’
- ‘The guy did Scorsese a solid and now he is being touted by the CEO of Publicity as a big supporter of the movie.’
- ‘So my old friend April wanted to do a solid for the troops and she and her 3 rd grade class put together a care package and holiday cards from the kids for my team.’
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