One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The specified course of action may not be guaranteed success but is at least unlikely to have unwelcome repercussions.‘other stores may be offering similar deals—there's no harm in asking’
- ‘‘Footpaths must stay closed, but there is no harm in going to country pubs and hotels,’ he said.’
- ‘There is no harm in bringing it up to date, providing it does not lead to people disregarding the original lyrics.’
- ‘I'd say to myself - go on, just pop in and say hello for a minute, there's no harm in that.’
- ‘There is no harm in self-interest reinforcing philanthropy if the outcome is the benefit of mankind, especially in poorer countries.’
- ‘And after 160 years, there can be no harm in setting the story straight.’
- ‘There is no harm in having a discussion about this.’
- ‘By arrogance I don't mean pride, for there is no harm in being proud of what we have achieved in all fields of human activity.’
- ‘Sounds a bit unlikely to happen to me, but no harm in asking I suppose.’
- ‘There is no harm in being rich of course, unless, as it usually does, it conflicts with being just.’
- ‘There will never be another Warne, of course, but there is no harm in looking.’
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