could do with

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could do with ‎(past participle could have done with)

  1. To need something that would be beneficial.
    I could do with a torch, if you've got one.
    The fence could do with another coat of paint.
    Your son could do with a good talking to!
    That cutter is no good to me now. I could have done with it yesterday.

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