One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that a mistake or instance of misconduct should be excused because it has not caused damage.‘strictly speaking it was petty trespassing, but no harm, no foul’
- ‘They could have then been bought off with lucrative careers, no harm, no foul.’
- ‘You can get up and walk away afterwards, so there's no harm, no foul.’
- ‘Look, if everybody is happy with a deal, no harm, no foul.’
- ‘I'm just messing with you a bit, no harm, no foul’
- ‘If they repent for what they've done, they are forgiven, no harm, no foul.’
- ‘The other threads are marked for deletion, no harm, no foul, all cleaned up.’
- ‘I always found a small pebble in my food but no harm, no foul.’
- ‘If I don't like the album, no harm, no foul: it gets deleted.’
- ‘And if it didn't work, then okay, try something different, no harm, no foul.’
- ‘No harm, no foul, that is baseball: you hit our guy we hit yours.’
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