Definition of something would not go or come amiss in English:

something would not go (or come) amiss

  • British The specified thing would be welcome and useful: you look as if a good meal wouldn’t go amiss
    More example sentences
    • Which is something of a two-edged sword, in that, while I wouldn't wish to have a giant crashing down from above, a goose that lays golden eggs would not go amiss in these days of straightened circumstances.
    • A few trees would not go amiss, to break up the expanses and provide a bit of cover, but trees feature rarely in Japanese architecture, which is a shame as when they do appear, they always look exceptionally fine.
    • A clear indication of just how much further expansion costs are expected to drive this figure would not go amiss.
    Synonyms
    be welcome, be appropriate, be useful
See parent entry: amiss

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