do good

do-good

[doo-good]
adjective
of or befitting a do-gooder.

Origin:
1965–70; back formation from do-gooder

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do good

Act in an upright, moral way; engage in philanthropy. For example, Social workers are trained to help people to help themselves, not simply going around doing good. This term was first recorded in a.d. 725. Also see do any good; do one good.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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