not go amiss


not go amiss
(not) go amiss British, American & Australian, informal, British & Australian, informal if something would not go amiss, it would be useful and might help to improve a situation.

A word of apology would not go amiss.

(usually in conditional tenses)

Some extra helpers never come amiss.


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  • not go amiss — To be beneficial or advantageous • • • Main Entry: ↑amiss * * * not come/go aˈmiss idiom (BrE) to be useful or pleasant in a particular situation • A little luck wouldn t go amiss right now! …   Useful english dictionary

  • not go amiss — ► not go amiss be welcome and useful. Main Entry: ↑amiss …   English terms dictionary

  • not come amiss — not come/go aˈmiss idiom (BrE) to be useful or pleasant in a particular situation • A little luck wouldn t go amiss right now! Main entry: ↑amissidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • something would not go amiss — something would not go/come/amiss british phrase used for saying that something would be welcome, suitable, or useful An apology wouldn’t go amiss. Thesaurus: to be good enough or as good as expectedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • something would not come amiss — something would not go/come/amiss british phrase used for saying that something would be welcome, suitable, or useful An apology wouldn’t go amiss. Thesaurus: to be good enough or as good as expectedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • amiss — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not quite right; inappropriate. ► ADVERB ▪ wrongly or inappropriately. ● not go amiss Cf. ↑not go amiss ● take amiss Cf. ↑take amiss …   English terms dictionary

  • Amiss — A*miss ([.a]*m[i^]s ), a. Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice. Note: [Used only in the predicate.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amiss — [[t]əmɪ̱s[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If you say that something is amiss, you mean there is something wrong. Their instincts warned them something was amiss... Something is radically amiss in our health care system. Syn: wrong 2) PHRASE: V… …   English dictionary

  • amiss — /əˈmɪs / (say uh mis) adverb 1. out of the proper course or order; in a faulty manner; wrongly: * Yes, yes; we both wanted to make our own of her, and I think we did not do amiss, considering –catherine helen spence, 1867. –adjective 2. (used… …   Australian English dictionary

  • amiss — I. adverb Date: 13th century 1. a. in a mistaken way ; wrongly < if you think he is guilty, you judge amiss > b. astray < something had gone amiss > 2. in a faulty way ; imperfectly …   New Collegiate Dictionary