Definition of something would not go amiss in English:

something would not go amiss

(also something would not come amiss)

phrase

British
  • The specified thing would be welcome and useful.

    ‘you look as if a good meal wouldn't go amiss’
    • ‘A little more punch throughout would not go amiss and perhaps some erring on the side of abandon rather than correctness that may come in time.’
    • ‘A few trees would not go amiss, to break up the expanses and provide a bit of cover, but trees feature rarely in Japanese architecture, which is a shame as when they do appear, they always look exceptionally fine.’
    • ‘I think I'll be happy either way and a little extra vegging time wouldn't go amiss at this point.’
    • ‘Which is something of a two-edged sword, in that, while I wouldn't wish to have a giant crashing down from above, a goose that lays golden eggs would not go amiss in these days of straightened circumstances.’
    • ‘We have high ceilings, so a few Old Masters wouldn't go amiss, and I've quite a hankering for serious sculpture.’
    • ‘In addition a little local knowledge would not go amiss, as the car park ‘floats’ on several metres of boggy ground.’
    • ‘A new appetizer recipe for mussels would not go amiss.’
    • ‘A clear indication of just how much further expansion costs are expected to drive this figure would not go amiss.’
    • ‘I think a propaganda feed of our point of view would not go amiss though I doubt its popularity or capability.’
    • ‘Perhaps that is yet to come I hope so - as a little more glamour in the area would not come amiss and 1492 certainly aspires to that.’
    be welcome, be appropriate, be useful
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