do well

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do well

  1. Prosper, thrive, succeed, as in He's done well in the market. [c. 1300]

  2. do well to do something. Fare better or act prudently by doing something, as in She would do well to ask permission before she leaves. [Late 1400s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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