do\ one\ a\ good\ turn

v. phr.
To perform an act of kindness, friendship, or help to another person, unselfishly, without expectation of reward.

"I'll be happy to help you any time you need it," John said. "After all you have done me so many good turns."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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