can do with
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- (transitive, usually with could) To need; to want; to benefit from.
1996 March, D. William Shunn, “Celestial Mechanics.”, Fantasy & Science Fiction, volume 90, number 3, page 109:
- His hair was thinning and slicked back, and he could have done with a good shave.
1999 July, Jim McCausland, “Paths of discovery”, Sunset, volume 203, number 1, page 57:
- A garden can do with a little mystery, which serpentine paths provide.
2000 Spring, Jervis Anderson, “England in Jamaica.”, American Scholar, volume 69, number 2, page 15:
- In fact, while balking at the cruel burden he had imposed on me, I thought that his mind could do with some improvement
2000 May 17, John Huges, “How do we find what's true?”:
- Journalism today could do with a little more attention to principle, a little more concern about ethics.