can do with

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can do with

Also, could do with. Might profit from, needs, as in This room can do with a good cleaning, or Harry could do with a new suit. [Colloquial; late 1700s] Also see do with.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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