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    charity to-do

    From 《THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION》:
    Big charity to-do up Portland way.
    What does "charity to-do " mean?
    Thanks!

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    Re: charity to-do

    A "to-do" means an event, perhaps a banquet or a ball. A "charity to-do" means that people paid money for the event, and all that money would benefit a particular charity.


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    Re: charity to-do

    Another of these interesting little minor differences. We have "charity do's" = events at which charities raise funds; "to-do" would imply to me some kind of fuss and bother. "What a to-do that child is making! His mother should control him"

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