do for
phrasal chiefly British 1. to attend to the wants and needs of ; take care of 2. to bring about the death or ruin of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • do for — {v.}, {informal} To cause the death or ruin of; cause to fail. Used usually in the passive form done for . * /The poor fellow is done for and will die before morning./ * /Andy s employer always does very well by him./ * /If Jim fails that test,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do for — {v.}, {informal} To cause the death or ruin of; cause to fail. Used usually in the passive form done for . * /The poor fellow is done for and will die before morning./ * /Andy s employer always does very well by him./ * /If Jim fails that test,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To do for — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • do — (d[=oo]), v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. {did} (d[i^]d); p. p. {done} (d[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Doing} (d[=oo] [i^]ng). This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (d[=oo] [e^]st) or dost (d[u^]st),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Do — Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • for the time being — also {literary}[for the nonce] {adv. phr.} For now; for a while; temporarily. * /I haven t any note paper, but this envelope will do for the time being./ * /She hasn t found an apartment yet; she s staying with her aunt for the time being./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the time being — also {literary}[for the nonce] {adv. phr.} For now; for a while; temporarily. * /I haven t any note paper, but this envelope will do for the time being./ * /She hasn t found an apartment yet; she s staying with her aunt for the time being./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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