Student or Learner
Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
Go to Crawley. Use my name. He won’t refuse my friend, for I could do him an ill turn of I chose.
do somebody’s a bad turn = do somebody’s an ill turn = kill someone with kindness ; do someone’s very doubtful service; do someone’s harm
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 16-Oct-2010 at 14:19.
Thank you for tor amendment. I made again a foolish mistake. To be more precise this was a clerical error. As matter of fact there must to be a new title of my original thread namely “do somebody’s a bad turn”, the converse of the written in my post “do somebody’s a good turn”.
Mr. Golspie and the captain were old acquaintances who had been able to do one another various good turns.” (Pristley’s “Angel Pavement”)
I beg your pardon for my mechanical blunder.